On March 14, the buffs, admirers, followers and friends of the ace veteran Bollywood star Dharmendra got worried when he made a post on his personal social media handle. The post made by the well-known star appeared to be downhearted and about passing away.
Shortly the tweets regarding his physical condition started to flood the web, renowned Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar called up the jovial star with the aim to know the actual truth. Dharam Paaji was as kind and loving as ever.
While sharing his appreciativeness for the concern, Dharamji stated, “It was just one of those vulnerable moments. The past one year has not been kind to any of us. I’ve been persuaded by my family to lock myself away in my farmhouse far away from the crowds. I spend my time exercising, writing poems and listening to Lataji’s songs.”
Lataji who is really fond of both Dharamji and his companion Hema Malini called him up to bring a smile on his face.
An elated Dharamji stated that he just spent twenty minutes over the phone with Lata ji. She called Lataji as her ‘jaan.’ He stated that Lata ji’s songs are what kept him going all through the lockdown.
“Woh sakshaat Saraswati Maa hain (she is Goddess Saraswati reincarnated). We talk quite often. When she called to ask why I was depressed my depressive disorder flew out of the window. ‘Depressed hon aapke dushman,’ she told me.
He stated that Lata ji’s fondness for him and his love for her is unconditional. “May God keep her healthy and happy.”
Speaking about the ‘miserable’ tweet that made his fans sad, Dharamji said that he has a poet’s sensitivity and he got hurt very easily.
“You will be surprised to know how many films I’ve done for emotional reasons and how many I quit for the same reason.For me my relationships are far more important than my professionalism. I’d rather be known as a good human being than a good actor. Luckily, God has blessed me with so much goodwill from everyone. Everywhere I go I receive only love from all. You are speaking to me from far-off Patna. But I feel your warm vibes every time we speak. My biggest achievement is the love I receive from everyone. Everything else is temporary.’