"He is an actor from our country; he has brought good name to the country; he has been liked by millions of people all over the world. We are proud of him," Hema Malini said. Hemaji, now a BJP Lok Sabha member from Mathura, had directed Shah Rukh in Dil Aashna Hai at the beginning of his career
The 72-year-old, who contested the Lok Sabha election from Allahabad in 1984 and won, resigned after three years as an MP
She has acted in 60 films and 40 Television series. Her two daughters - Riya and Raima - are also actresses.
Kirron Kher, who won the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat as the BJP candidate, says even though her duties will keep her immensely occupied, she won't give up her role as a judge on the television reality show India's Got Talent.