Hema Malini on how her father tried to push Dharmendra away: ‘He didn’t want us to spend time together’


Veteran actor Hema Malini has revealed that in her heydays, her father pulled all stops to ensure that she doesn’t get to spend time with her now husband, Dharmendra. Malini, who would be the particular visitor within the upcoming episode of Indian Idol 12, shared the fascinating story on the singing actuality present’s stage.

“Usually my mother or my aunt used to accompany me on shoots but during the shoot of one of the songs, my father accompanied me. He was worried that I and Dharam ji shouldn’t spend some time alone as he knew we were friends. I remember this when we used to travel in a car, my father used to immediately sit next to me. But even Dharam ji was no less. He used to sit at the next seat,” Malini shared.

Dharmendra and Hema Malini with daughters Esha and Ahana Deol. (Photo: Express Archives)

Hema Malini and Dharmendra acted in dozens of hit movies together with Sholay, Seeta Aur Geeta, Jugnu, Dream Girl, Naya Zamana and Razia Sultan. After relationship for someday, the 2 tied the knot in 1980. Dharmendra was already married to Parkash Kaur. Hema Malini is his second spouse.

Hema Malini had earlier stated in an interview, “The minute I saw Dharam ji, I knew he was the man for me. I wanted to spend my life with him. I also wanted to make sure that the marriage hurt nobody. His first wife and children have never felt my intrusion in their lives. I married him, but I never took him away from his first family.”

Indian Idol 12 airs on Sony TV at 8 pm. It is judged by Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya and Vishal Dadlani. The present is hosted by Aditya Narayan.

Produced by Fremantle India, Indian Idol launched in 2004. It is the localised model of the Pop Idol format. The reputation of the present additionally spawned a spin-off – Indian Idol Junior. While Abhijeet Sawant is the primary winner of the fact present, Punjab’s Sunny Hindustani took house the winner’s title final yr.

Bigg Boss 14 contestant Rahul Vaidya additionally discovered fame after changing into the runner-up within the first season of Indian Idol.


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