I’m happy on red beacon ban: Hema Malini
The actress-politician also reacted on the comment made by Bacchu Kadu, an independent MLA from Maharashtra who courted controversy after he dragged her into a row over suicides by farmers.
“Hema Malini drinks everyday, but does she commit suicide,” Kadu had asked during a press conference in Nanded district.
Reacting to that, Hema Malini said: “Initially I decided to keep quiet about this man’s antics because I didn’t want to give him publicity. But then everyone close to me thought it was wrong to let him get away with it.
“If you react to every person who uses your name, that’s all you will be doing. On the other hand, if you ignore such people, they’re encouraged to try their tricks on others too. So what do you do? I’ve consulted my legal team and we’re all set to take him to court. He will have to issue a public apology. Failing that we’ll file a criminal defamation case,” she said.
Hema Malini was given the Dada Saheb Phalke award for her immense contribution in Indian cinema.