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At 82, Dharmendra doesn’t want to slow down

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Dharmendra turned 82 on Friday 8th December, and Bollywood's 'yamla, pagla, deewana' has no plans to slow down. The veteran actor says he doesn't want to be a lazy person and wants to continue working.

"My passion and love is to work. I love work. Without work, I will be a lazy person. I don't want to be lazy. I want to stay active," Dharmendra said when he was in the capital to shoot international film ‘Dream Catcher’ earlier this year.

Dharmendra, who traces his roots to Punjab, entered showbiz in 1960 with ‘Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere’ going on to create an image of Bollywood's He-Man, after Dara Singh.

The veteran, who will soon complete 60 years in the industry, has entertained audiences with movies of all genres from the intense ‘Bandini’ and ‘Satyakam’ to potboilers like ‘Raja Jani’ and ‘Pratigya’, and as a comic artist with perfect timing in ‘Sholay’ and ‘Chupke Chupke’.

Dharmendra, married to Bollywood's "Dream Girl" Hema Malini, is known for his simplicity, humility and for staying connected to his roots.

He says he doesn't like comparison between actors.

"I don't compare. I don't want to say anything about anyone. We talk about ourselves. We don't compare ourselves with others. Why should we?

"The love that we get from people is enough for us."

Dharmendra's sons Sunny and Bobby look up to him.

"My dad is my inspiration. My dad has worked from the age of around ten-years-old. He has come from a small village. He worked in a factory and he used to tell people with whom he used to work that he wants to become an actor.

"His dream was always to be an actor. He ran away from home and he has worked all through his life. And someone like that, at the age of 82, still wants to work is an inspiration in itself."

Bobby, who made his debut with ‘Barsaat’ in 1995, added: "I can never reach the level my father did."

Currently, Dharmendra is busy with ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se’.

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Punjabi birthday party for Dharmendra

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Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra recently celebrated his 79th birthday while shooting for the Punjabi film ‘Second Hand Husband’ in Jalandhar.

On Monday 8th December, the much-loved actor had a gala time with the crew of his new venture, including actor-singer Gippy Grewal, Govinda's daughter Tina Ahuja and Geeta Basra along with others.

Dharmendra was overwhelmed with all the love pouring in and commented: "I feel blessed to be with all these great people around."

The cast and crew also planned a dinner for Dharmendra, and we hear a bigger party is on the cards once he wraps up the shoot and reaches Mumbai.

"The family is planning to celebrate in full swing. The event will have a huge star presence," a source said.

Dharmendra added: "The best gift is well-wishers and friends, and I get that every year. And if you say I am away from home on my birthday, I will not agree. I am in Punjab and this is my real home."

The Deol family's birthday wishes poured in, including those from his sons Sunny, Bobby, wife Hema Malini and daughters Esha and Ahana.

Hema posted birthday wishes on Twitter as well, saying: "Dharamji's bday today & my thoughts are all with him as he is shooting in Punjab (sic)."

 

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Do Bobby and Sunny still carry resentment of Dharmendra’s relationship with Hema Malini after all these years?

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As the ‘who’s who’ of the film fraternity came together for veteran Bollywood actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra’s younger daughter Ahana, the bride’s half brothers Sunny and Bobby were mysteriously absent at all the celebrations.

They had also been absent at eldest daughter of Dharmendra and Hema Malini Esha’s wedding in 2012.

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With this being the first big Bollywood wedding of the year, it was attended by business biggies and politicians including Anil Ambani, who was accompanied by mother Kokilaben and wife Tina. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was also present on this occasion. Politician Amar Singh, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi also attended the wedding reception.

Whist Bollywood royalty, including Shah Rukh Khan, the Bachchans, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Jeetendra, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Juhi Chawla, Dia Mirza and Asha Bhosale (just to name a few) were present to bless the newly wed couple, whispers did the rounds as to why the brothers were absent.

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Ahana got married to Delhi-based businessman Vaibhav Vora in a part-South Indian, part-Punjabi ceremony. The wedding was preceded by an intimate ‘mehndi’ and ‘sangeet’ function.

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Ahana and Vaibhav met at the wedding of elder sister Esha and Mumbai-based businessman Bharat Takhtani two years ago and got engaged in June 2013.

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Deol brothers absent from wedding

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Do Bobby and Sunny still carry resentment of Dharmendra's relationship with Hema Malini after all these years?

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Sunny and Bobby Deol had been absent at their half-sister Esha's wedding too

As the 'who's who' of the film fraternity came together for veteran Bollywood actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra's younger daughter Ahana, the bride's half brothers Sunny and Bobby were mysteriously absent at all the celebrations.

They had also been absent at eldest daughter of Dharmendra and Hema Malini Esha's wedding in 2012.

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Dharmendra and Hema Malini at their youngest daughter Ahana's wedding

With this being the first big Bollywood wedding of the year, it was attended by business biggies and politicians including Anil Ambani, who was accompanied by mother Kokilaben and wife Tina. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was also present on this occasion. Politician Amar Singh, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi also attended the wedding reception.

Whist Bollywood royalty, including Shah Rukh Khan, the Bachchans, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Jeetendra, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Juhi Chawla, Dia Mirza and Asha Bhosale (just to name a few) were present to bless the newly wed couple, whispers did the rounds as to why the brothers were absent.

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Ahana got married to Delhi-based businessman Vaibhav Vora

Ahana got married to Delhi-based businessman Vaibhav Vora in a part-South Indian, part-Punjabi ceremony. The wedding was preceded by an intimate 'mehndi' and 'sangeet' function.

Ahana and Vaibhav met at the wedding of elder sister Esha and Mumbai-based businessman Bharat Takhtani two years ago and got engaged in June 2013.

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