- Hema Malini was trolled for participating in Parliament cleanliness drive
- Actor Dharmendra also trolled Hema Malini for sweeping at Parliament
- Dharmendra's tweet was liked over 400 times and Twitter users praised him
BJP lawmaker Hema Malini was heavily trolled when she picked up a broom and took part in a cleanliness drive at Parliament last Saturday. The latest to join the list is none other than her husband and veteran actor, Dharmendra.
Dharmendra, 83, was asked on Twitter whether his wife had ever picked up a broom in her life.
"Yes, in films. She looked like a novice to me too," Dharmendra replied in Hindi, adding that he helped his mother during his childhood with household chores and called himself "very efficient" at sweeping with brooms.
He ended his tweet by saying he "loves cleanliness" followed by a number of green leaves emoticons.
His tweet was liked over 400 times and Twitter users praised the actor for his candour.
Indeed Sir!!! Loved your impromptu yet most honest reply!!! Appreciate and respect you ????????????— Sidd (@sidd_sharma01) July 14, 2019
Sir...you are great...there couldn't be more honest and sweet reply than this one. You are awesome.— monika mathur (@monika_mmt) July 15, 2019
He also tweeted that Hema Malini, the BJP lawmaker from Mathura, sweeping at Parliament is a message to keep the country clean and requested everyone to "feel for New India" - which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision.
Actor-politician Hema Malini was seen in a video on Saturday trying to sweep Parliament premises as a part of the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" along with BJP Minister Anurag Thakur. She was called out on Twitter for appearing awkward with the broom.
When new entrants at Hogwarts are introduced to the broomstick for the first time https://t.co/7BZpx3LwmW— Hitarth Desai (@filmeyshilmey__) July 13, 2019
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah couldn't resist a dig.
Ma'am please practice how to wield the ???? in private before your next photo op. This technique you've employed won't contribute much to improving cleanliness in Mathura (or anywhere else for that matter). https://t.co/jFVLPJDLwy— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 13, 2019
Hema Malini spoke to reporters after the cleaning drive and said she would be doing this in her constituency in Mathura as well.
"It is highly appreciable that the Speaker of the House took initiative to carry out 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, in Parliament premises. I will go back to Mathura next week and carry out this Abhiyan there as well," she was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
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