Mumbai: Veteran actress Hema Malini, who is leaving no stone unturned to resurrect her daughter Esha Deol’s acting career, irked Akshay Kumar and his mom-in-law Dimple Kapadia during an event held recently.
Hema was celebrating the music launch of her second directorial venture `Tell Me Oh Khuda` that stars her husband Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Esha Deol and Salman Khan in a guest appearance. Akki and Dimple were also a part of the star-studded evening. The `dream girl` was certainly on cloud nine and the moment she saw Shah Rukh Khan arriving, her happiness crossed all boundaries.
She received SRK as if he was the chief guest and while doing so, she snubbed Akki and Dimple, who were one of the first guests to arrive. Khiladi Kumar and Dimple could do little but make way for SRK as Hema completely forgot to attend to them after Khan’s entry.
When quizzed by reporters on her preferential treatment to King Khan, Hema said, "Actually Shahrukh came a bit late for the event as he was coming from a game show and Akshay had to leave early because he had some other engagement. But I don`t think anybody got upset. My programme was going on and I couldn`t have called others on the stage in between. I could have called only my cast and crew."
Hmm…we wonder how Hema would have reacted had Salman Khan too been there! Who would she have given a VVIP treatment to?
Well only the veteran actress can answer!