The actress gave Padukone a signed copy of her book with a heartfelt note included in the foreword.
Hema Malini 'passes the baton' on to Deepika Padukone in a touching note
Mumbai - 15 Nov 2017 11:51 IST
Deepika Padukone might be under siege with her comments on Padmavati earning her ire from some very petty corners, however, Hema Malini's words might offer her an encouragement. Padukone shared a picture of her copy of Hema Malini's biography, Beyond the Dream Girl, with a handwritten note by the 'Dream Girl' herself.
Padukone launched Malini's book in Mumbai last month.
The note reads, 'The contents of this 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.'
While Malini's career has been written into the history of Indian cinema, Padukone is on her way to recreate the history herself.
The young actress, who played Mastani in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani (2015), has teamed up with the director to play the legendary queen, Padmavati, in the upcoming film with the same name. It is no surprise that the veteran actress chose to 'hand over the baton' to Padukone during the launch of the biography.
Main aaj aa rahi hoon aap ke sheher mein, Bangal ke charchit lekhak @ramkamalmukherjee ke nayi pustak vimochan ke liye. Unhone aapni nayi kitab Beyond The Dreamgirl mein mere baare mein kaafi nayi pehelu ka khulasa kiya hai. Main intezar karungi aapka... aap sab aayenge na? #BeyondTheDreamGirl #NowInKolkata
While the film is beset by numerous political attacks, these words by the 'Dream Girl' should give Padukone enough confidence to take them on.