Norway honours Hema Malini with a stamp

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September 23, 2012

Hema Malini was all smiles when her recent trip to Norway turned out to be extra special. The Norwegian government released a stamp on Bollywood's Dreamgirl at the 10th Annual Bollywood Festival there.

September 23, 2012

Hema Malini was all smiles when her recent trip to Norway turned out to be extra special. The Norwegian government released a stamp on Bollywood's Dreamgirl at the 10th Annual Bollywood Festival there.

Hema, who had gone to the capital city of Norway, Oslo, for a performance, was elated by the surprise initiative. She was accompanied by her daughters, Esha and Ahana, who performed along with her as part of the celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema. "We reached Oslo in the first week of September. The Bollywood Festival began from September 7 and we performed on September 9," informed Hema. She also represented India at the inaugural function.

At the celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema, Hema received the honour at the hands of the Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Store. She expressed that she was astonished and felt honoured.

Hema and her daughters presented bharatnatyam and odissi performance for the show along with a 15-member troupe from India. "It was after the performance that I was honoured with the stamp," shared Hema who received the honour at the hands of the Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Store.

"I am proud of being an Indian, and this only depicts how rich Indians are in culture and arts," expressed Hema. Speaking about her daughters Esha and Ahana, Hema said, "Both my daughters are happy for me. We did not know anything about the stamp. After our performance, the announcement came as a pleasant surprise for the three of us. They are a great source of strength and support and I feel lucky," she shared.

Hema mentioned that she was proud to be an Indian. She was glad to be born in a country rich in Culture and Heritage.

Hema also further quipped, "Abhi to meri umar nahin rahi to jump and express my feelings! But I am simply happy to be one of the Indians who have been bestowed with such an honour in a foreign country."


Courtesy: TOI