Dharmendra, a seasoned actor in Bollywood, with a distinguished filmography. The actor has contributed to numerous hit movies over the course of more than five decades in the business. He has, however, frequently found himself in the center of disputes, particularly with the female employees. Tanuja, the actress and Kajol’s mother, even slapped the Bollywood heartthrob once when he tried to flirt with her. For more information, scroll down.
The 87-year-old celebrity wed Prakash Kaur when they were just 19 years old. He fell in love with Hema Malini, and the two decided to elope in 1980 without the latter divorcing his first marriage. They kept things low-key when they got married, and Dharmendra apparently converted to Islam. He has two children with the actress from Sholay and four with his previous wife.
In 2021, Tanuja reflected on some of her early professional encounters and shared a story of an almost-fight with Dharmendra. The actress revealed to Filmfare how close she is to the 87-year-old and stated, “We were shooting for ‘Dulal Guha’s Chand Aur Suraj’. Dharam and I were drinking buddies and would have great fun. He even introduced me to his wife Prakash. Sunny (Deol) was just five then, while his daughter Lali was around six-months-old.”
Things, however, took an odd turn one day when Dharmendra tried to flirt with her and was slapped by his co-star. Tanuja went on: “One day he tried to flirt with me. Taken aback, I slapped him and said, ‘Besharam! I know your wife and you have the audacity to flirt with me’.” The Apne star urged Tanuja to make him his Rakhi brother as he felt humiliated. She stated: “Embarrassed, he pleaded, ‘Tanu, meri Maa, sorry bolta hoon! Please make me your brother.’” She later took a black thread to tie around the actor’s wrist.
In terms of his professional life, Dharmendra will next be seen in Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh’s ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’, the forthcoming movie from Karan Johar.