Maa tujhe salaam!


Despite her preoccupation with films, Hema Malini has always taken

out time to promote Indian classical dance and music. Back in 1972, her

family had set up an institute called Natyavihar Kala Kendra for this

purpose. Now, with 'Jaya Smriti', Hema wants to further the cause by

giving young talent a platform to showcase their skills and encourage them

to pursue the arts.

Started in 2005 in the memory of her mother Jaya Chakravarthy (who

passed away in 2004), 'Jaya Smriti' is held every year around 25 June, her

mother's death anniversary. This year however, it will be held a day before

at the Iskon auditorium. Says Hema, "My mother worshipped art and

always promoted it, so I thought this was the best homage to her. 'Jaya

Smriti' invites young p