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Hema Malini goes spiritual with first music album

Hema Malini has turned singer with her album Soundarya Lahari . The versatile actress and classical dancer said that she has always been comfortable with Sanskrit and the famous Soundarya Lahari .

“I made a serial called Nupur in which I danced for one particular shloka of Soundarya Lahari . The show was mostly about dance. It is then that I started learning to chant Soundarya Lahari ,” the 65-year-old said at the launch of the album.“People only know me as an actor and a dancer but recently I thought about doing this album,” she added.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has given an introduction for the album. “We wanted someone to introduce the work to the public and who better than Amitji. When I asked him if he could do a little introduction, he promptly agreed,” Hema said.

Singers Shankar Mahadevan and Suresh Wadkar have also sung a few shlokas in the album.“There are 100 shlokas and I have chanted some of them. It is more for meditation and spiritual knowledge,”the actor-turned-politician said. — IANS