Jaya Badhuri Bachhan, who acted with Bollywood He-man Dharmendra could not forget him, the days of acting of acting with him in movies like Guddi, Chup Ke Chup Ke etc. “He is simply amazing, amazing co-star, amazing human being, amazing partner for Hema Malini” Jaya said at the launch of Hema Malini’s music album- “Dream Girl”. The Sholay couples Jaya- Amitabh, Dharmendra- Hema Malini were at the launch sharing the fond memories of the epic movie.
“He is the only hero whose photograph I kept as a child. So whenever I get a chance to share stage with him, I come very happily. He is an amazing star and supportive” she remarked.
Dharmendra married Parkash Kaur in 1954 when he was 19. From his first marriage, he had two sons — Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol.
Dharmendra met Malini during the filming of “Sholay”. She eventually married him in 1980. The couple has two daughters, Esha and Ahana Deol.
Dharmendra, 80, returned Jaya’s praise by saying, he can “never forget his guddi,” referring to the actress’ screen name in the 1971 classic. “In Guddi she told me Dharam ji I used to watch your films, ‘Anupama’, ‘Devar’, ‘Phool aur Patthar’ … Till today I cannot forget giving autograph while sitting on chair… I can never forget my Guddi… She is like my daughter, sister, everything. Lots of blessings to her as well,” Dharmendra said.