Veteran actress Hema Malini, alongwith her daughters Esha and Ahana Deol, presented an Odissi dance recital on February 1, the inaugural day of the prestigeous Festival of Classical Dances at Khajuraho temple in Chhattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Hema had performed at the festival a number of times, but this is the first time she performs along with her two daughters.
The dance festival, being held since last thirty years, is organised jointly by the Madhya Pradesh Department of Culture and Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet and Kala Academy.
The festival that concludes on February 7 will feature kathak, bharatanatyam and mohiniattam dances. Abhimanyu Lal and Vidha Lal Kathak will present a kathak recital, while Rama Vaidhnathana will perform bharatnatyam. The mohiniattam dance will be by Dr. Kanak Rele.