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Hema Malini speaks up on red beacon ban

Hema Malini was given the Dada Saheb Phalke award for her immense contribution in Indian cinema.

India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [Updated:22 Apr 2017, 12:28 PM IST]
Hema Malini speaks up on red beacon ban
Hema Malini speaks up on red beacon ban

The veteran actress Hema Malini expressed that she is happy with Indian government’s decision to ban the red beacons from vehicles. She was attending Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 on Friday.

"It's a great move. I am really happy with Indian government's decision of red beacon ban because from my constituency, there are lot of people who make unnecessary demands to have red light on their vehicles so now we are at least free with it," Hema Malini, a BJP MP from Mathura constituency, said

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.

(With IANS Inputs) 

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