Veteran Bollywood actress Hema Malini recalled shooting in Kashmir for the 1982 action-comedy film ‘Satte Pe Satta’ and said the highlight was that she was expecting Esha Deol.
She said: “Everyone loves this film. I enjoyed it a lot while shooting. I came to know that there are 7 brothers in the film, and the actors who played the roles of these 7 brothers Sachin, Shakti Kapoor, Kanwaljeet, and Sudheer etc. all used to be very mischievous on the sets, and the elder brother was the bossy one. It was all very interesting. My first scene was when I entered he said “I have only one brother.”
Describing the whole shooting experience, Hema Malini said: “But eventually, they came to the house one after the other and threw things and created chaos in the house, and I was shocked, thinking that he had lied to me and She has seven brothers, not one. All these scenes were wonderful. The most beautiful thing about ‘Satte Pe Satta’ was that I was waiting for Isha.”
Hema Malini with her daughter Esha Deol coming on the singing reality show ‘Indian Idol 13’ where they enjoyed a performance dedicated to her and talked about her films and shared some interesting stories and anecdotes.
Hema is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and has worked in many hit films like ‘Johnny Mera Naam’, ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Raja Jani’, ‘Dard’, ‘Kudrat’, ‘Andaz’, ‘Hum Botho’ among others. , ‘Prem Nagar’, ‘Jugnu’, among others. He worked with many superstars like Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan and others.
Talking about ‘Satte Pe Satta’, Hema Malini shared about shooting at various locations in Kashmir and described the place as ‘heaven’. “The shooting of this film was in Kashmir, and Srinagar was so beautiful at that time because there was a farmhouse near the Oberoi Hotel, and that’s where we stayed. We also shot in Gulmarg and Pahalgam. I must say Kashmir is ‘Jannat’ and Kashmiri people are lovely.
Indian Idol 13, judged by Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya, airs on Sony Entertainment Television.