Evergreen actress Hema Malini, who has mesmerised us with her classical dance performances on stage, believes that item songs will not save India or its culture.
“Nritya was my puja. To save our culture we will need to return to classical dance forms and music. Item numbers will neither save India nor our culture. In Bollywood, nobody these days asks new actors whether they know or understand the nuances of classical music,” Hema told reporters here.
Hema created a spiritual ambience through her dance-drama Ramayan, which was presented late Friday evening at the Pushpanjali grounds near Taj Mahal here.
Hema had directed the entire thing herself and Natya vihar helped her with the production stuff. The drama had music by Ravindra Jain while Suresh Wadekar lent his voice to create a religious euphoria.