Deepika Padukone received a handwritten note from Hema Malini after launching the veteran actresses' biography Beyond The Dream Girl
Veteran actress Hema Malini's biography, titled Beyond The Dream Girl, was launched by Deepika Padukone in Mumbai last month. At the event, the 69-year-old actress called Deepika the 'Dream Girl of today's age' and praised her acting skills. Deepika Padukone also received a special gift from Hema Malini for launching the biography, where the latter mentions about passing on the baton to her. Deepika shared the picture with a namastey emoticon. It is a handwritten note from Hema Malini, which reads, "Dear Deepika, The contents of the book that you so graciously launched take on an added meaning as I hand over the baton to you for a glorious continuation of artistic excellence. Love, Hema Malini." Here's what Deepika Padukone shared.
"Deepika is a really talented and hardworking actress but she is also fortunate to work with a director like Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has a grand budget to make a grand film like Padmavati and Bajirao Mastani," news agency IANS quoted Hema Malini as saying.
Both the actresses looked stunning at the launch. Deepika wore a stunning red Banarasi sari by Sabyasachi while Hema Malini opted for a blue crochet sari.
Here's a picture of Deepika Padukone and Hema Malini from Beyond The Dream Girl launch. It was also attended Hema Malini's daughters Esha and Ahana Deol.
Beyond The Dream Girl is written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee and was unveiled on Hema Malini's 69th birthday (October 16). The foreword of the autobiography has been written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Deepika Padukone is currently awaiting the release of Padmavati, her third film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Padmavati, scheduled to hit the screens on December 1, also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.