In an interview with new agency PTI, Hema said, “Films on the (big) screen are very different, which we are used to. I’m used to that kind of film… the big screen. So, this OTT and web series are all nice for time pass, but I don’t know how wonderful it is.That’s why when Gadar 2 and Pathaan and all came on the big screen, they were all a hit. People love to see the big screen, which is different from the small screen.”
The Anil Sharma directorial also starred Ameesha Patel and Utkarsh Sharma in lead roles while the Siddharth Anand directorial also starred Deepika Padukone, John Abraham and Dimple Kapadia. Both the films received positive reviews from the audience and the critics alike. The films also did record-breaking collections at the box office.
In the same interview, Hema also spoke about 20 glorious years of ‘Baghban’ where she starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Speaking about working with Amitabh, she wished that they had done many more films together after Baghban. She also added that ‘unfortunately, it did not happen. Maybe one has to remember only Baghban’. Hema also added that it was wonderful working with Amitabh. Recalling how she did the film after a gap of a few years, she added that she was a little hesitant, but still went ahead with it. Apart from ‘Baghban’, Hema and Amitabh starred together in films such as ‘Satte Pe Satta’, ‘Naseeb’ and ‘Nastik’.
Hema also went on to say that she is willing to take up more acting roles, provided producers and directors approach her with nice roles. Hema’s most recent appearance was in Shimla Mirchi, which released in 2020. The film also starred Rajkummar Rao and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles.