Directed by Ramesh Sippy, Sholay completed forty years of its release today.
The 66-year-old actress-politician added that she is proud about the fact that she was a part ofSholay, which also featured Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan, apart from her husband Dharmendra.
This is what she wrote on Twitter:
40 yrs of Sholay & still going strong.So proud I was part of such an iconic movie!Ppl still call me Basanti & transport me to tht era again!— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) August 14, 2015
In Sholay, Hemaji played the role of a bold and talkative village girl with whom Veeru (Dharmendra) falls in love.
Basanti became one of the most favourite characters of the film, primarily because of her popular dialogues like Bhaag Dhanno Bhag, Aaj Teri Basanti Ki Izzat Ka Sawal Hai and songs including, Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Holi Ke Din.