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Karan with four lovely ladies!

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Thursday, April 12, 2007
She pioneered natural acting in mainstream films... She played her own rules and went on to become the most respected actor in Indian cinema. She's a successful wife, mother, politician and the first lady of the Indian film fraternity. Karan's first guest this week is none other than Jaya Bachchan. His second guest is one of the most beautiful women in the country and in the world. She was a reigning woman in the movies and continues to dominate our hearts. She is the most gorgeous and stunning Member of Parliament- Hema Malini. Also joining them are their daughters, Shweta Nanda and Esha Deol. Watch the lovely ladies chat about their relationships, films and politics only on Koffee with Karan this Sunday, April 15th at 9 p.m. on Star One and Star World.

How is Hemaji in Parliament?
Jaya: It's wonderful you know... because we sit very far from each other and everyday I sort of look Hemaji aaj aaye hai ki nahi and the day I see her I feel good in Parliament...

Hemaji are you a head-turner in parliament as well? Too good looking for parliament?
Hema: Oh my God! I don't think so!
Jaya: Absolutely! She is!

You've enjoyed your dancing immensely as well as your role as a politician!
Hema: I enjoy my dancing and I give enough time to both!

But did you feel.. when you did Baghbaan that you will be flooded with exciting offers because Baghbaan was fantastic and you looked fantastic! Did you feel let down that you didn't get meaty roles?
Hema: Yes! I did! Our Indian film industry... I don't know why they don't make films for us.
Jaya: Absolutely! You can say that!
Hema: I think I should tell you now to make a film for us!

I think in Hollywood still there are roles offered to women of a certain age...
Jaya: Not really!
Hema: I heard even Meryl Streep was complaining recently... If she can I don't know what will happen here!
Jaya: You know what happens... I do accept the fact that we're much older so obviously older people don't have much to do in their lives...I don't know... I think we're doing a lot more than our children really. But even if it's a small role it must have something! There should be some character. I don't mind a small role but it has to contribute.

Did you feel Hemaji when you entered politics that you really wanted to make a difference? Did you feel strongly? Is that's why you ventured into politics?
Hema: No! I just by chance entered and I like it... I'm enjoying it...

Do you want to make a difference for the country?
Hema: I want to do something but hopefully it must happen! (Laughs)


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