Hema Malini, a veteran performer and politician, stated on Thursday that she, like every Indian, is pleased with the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon, which she hopes would be turned into a feature film.
At 6.04 p.m. on Wednesday, India’s Moon mission Chandrayaan-3 landed on the lunar south pole, making it the first country to accomplish so.
The 73-year-old actor referenced the song “Chalo Dildaar Chalo Chand Ke Paar Chalo” from the 1972 classic film “Pakeezah,” which described a couple’s desire of crossing the Moon.
“I was very happy to see that our India is making progress. It’s reached till the Moon. There was a song ‘Chalo Dildaar Chalo Chand Ke Paar Chalo’ from the film ‘Pakeezah’. Today, we have proved that we have gone there.”
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“All Indian citizens are happy and so our my colleagues from the film industry. We are all so happy and thrilled and we keep making something like this. So, a film will definitely be made on the Chandrayaan-3 mission,” Malini told reporters here.
The actor, who is also a BJP MP from Mathura, was addressing on the occasion of the presentation of “Chal Mann Vrindavan,” a coffee table book for which she worked as main editor.