Hema Malini begun her career as a background dancer, was dropped from her debut film because she was 'too thin'

    Hema Malini begun her career as a background dancer, was dropped from her debut film because she was 'too thin'

    When Hema Malini was replaced in her debut film

    Hema Malini begun her career as a background dancer, was dropped from her debut film because she was 'too thin'

    Hema Malini has been ruling the hearts of the audiences for years now. She has been and will always be Bollywood 's 'dream girl'. Today, the dream girl is celebrating her birthday. Hema Malini has been a part of Bollywood for over 5 decades. But, did you know that she had begun her career as a background dancer? In fact she had also faced rejection from her debut film and was replaced without even being informed of the development.

    Hema Malini begun her career as a background dancer, was dropped from her debut film because she was 'too thin'

    Hema Malini began her career in 1961 with a regional film where she played a dancer. However, in 1964, she tried to act for the first time. In a previous interview, she recalled about her first stint in acting and revealed that she was cast along with Jayalalithaa in Venniradai, which was helmed by C.V.Sridhar. Hemaji revealed that she was just 13-14 years old then and had even shot for a few scenes. However, she was replaced overnight, without being informed even. The reason- she was too thin for the role!

    Well, we are glad that she did not lose hope. She went on to debut opposite Raj Kapoor in Sapnon Ka Saudagar. It was from this film itself that she got the name ' Dream Girl ', that has stayed on even today.