Dharmendra displeased with media circulating injured pictures of Hema Malini

The veteran actor could not be present by his wife's side and was deeply disturbed when he heard the news


Entertainment Desk July 04, 2015
The veteran actor could not be present by his wife's side and was deeply disturbed when he heard about the news. Photo: Twitter

The Indian media has gone into a frenzy after Hema Malini's accident which led to the death of a four-year-old child, Sonam -- reporting each and every update of the unfortunate accident. The actress' husband veteran actor Dharmendra was visibly upset and displeased with the media's lack of empathy.

According to Miss Malini, he told Bollywood journalist Subhash K Jha: "I feel a little bit of sensitivity in the media can go a long way. It is not in good taste to show pictures of an accident victim with blood on her face. I am deeply saddened by this kind of intrusion at a critical time like this."

The veteran actor could not be present by his wife's side and was deeply disturbed when he heard the news. Times of India reported that he was in his Juhu Bungalow when he heard about the incident through sources and immediately switched on the television for updates.

"I was supposed to leave for Jaipur this morning to be by her side," explained Dharmendra. "But she told me there is no need. She is all right now. Recovering from the injuries. Luckily it was not serious. Our family is blessed to be loved by the entire nation. As long as we have the good wishes of all our fans no harm can come to us. Aap log aise hi humein pyar karte rahiye."

Hema's older daughter, Esha, rushed to the hospital in Jaipur with her husband as soon as she heard the news of her mother's accident.

Soon enough outraged tweets surfaced on social media reminding us of Salman's hit-and-run case.

https://twitter.com/DeadNeuron/status/617237440315535360


https://twitter.com/DrunkVinodMehta/status/616859702706741248
https://twitter.com/Crzy_gal/status/616857289014652928



Others were focused towards a learning approach from the incident



And others blamed it on the lack of road safety


While social media cannot stop blaming the actress for the horrific incident, Hema put out an official statement expressing her grief on the loss of the child, reported Miss Malini.

"I am aware what the family must be going through after the loss of their daughter. In this hour of sorrow, I pray to Lord Shri Krishna to give strength to the family to bear this shock," said Hema.

The actress was discharged from the hospital earlier this morning on "the request of family members" and is on her way to Mumbai.

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