Hema Malini was one of the best actresses of her time. All directors, producers and actors wanted to work with him. Producer Premji also always wanted to make a movie with Hema Malini, but Hema never liked her script. Once, while he was rejecting Premji’s film, he said: If you make a movie about Meera, I will definitely do it.
Premji was so eager to take Hema away that he immediately went to Gulzar and asked him to write the script. This time Hema had no reason to deny it. The shooting of the film began, but then budget problems arose. When the money fell short, the shooting of the film was stopped.
Now, when Hema Malini found out about this, she went directly to Prem ji and said: I am making this film about love, faith and reverence for Lord Krishna. The money doesn’t matter to me. Whatever you give me in faith, I will keep. Start shooting the movie.
This anecdote is from 1979 when Hema was the best actress in the industry. Prem ji decided that the day Hema came to the set, she would give the day’s money. You must be surprised to learn that the envelope and amount that Hema received on set is still with her. She considers it a blessing from Lord Krishna. This movie was Meera from 1979.