Hema decides to keep Twitter updates only to film, dance

Mumbai: After drawing flak for tweeting about a film shoot last month when Mathura in her Lok Sabha constituency was engulfed by violence and tension, veteran actress-politician Hema Malini has said she would "restrict" her Twitter updates to "film and dance activities". In the violent confrontation between the police and encroachers, 24 persons, including two senior police officers, were killed in firing by encroachers. It caused disruption of life in Mathura and its neighbourhood. It was only after her party leaders directed her that Hema Malini rushed to Mathura from Mumbai. "Good afternoon everyone! I am fine and I always read all your comments! Thank you all for your patience and for encouraging me every day! After giving it a lot of thought I have decided to restrict my Twitter updates to my film and dance activities. I am an artiste and will always remain one," Hema tweeted on Thursday.  Hema added that she started tweeting for her fans and will continue to give them news of her activities "other than politics". "As an MP I have always worked sincerely for my constituency and will continue to do so without being prompted by anyone. My conscience is clear," she added. The 67-year-old actress shared that her upcoming film "Shimla Mirchi", which also stars Rajkummar Rao, is ready for release. She said: "And now for something for my fans. 'Shimla Mirch' is ready for release. A lovely light-hearted film, it is bound to find favour with everyone." The Bollywood "Dream Girl" actress says she has completed dubbing for the film and is happy with the results.  "Working with Ramesh Sippy ji was a pleasure and I'm looking forward to the release too," she added.