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The ‘He Man’ of Bollywood, Dharmendra is blessed with four daughters, Vijeta Deol and Ajeita Deol with his first wife, Prakash Kaur, and Esha Deol and Ahana Deol with his second wife, Hema Malini. Out of all, it is his bond with Esha that often catches everyone’s attention. From teaching her things to being protective of her when she was all set to enter Bollywood, Dharmendra and Esha’s bond is out there in public for everyone to love.
Social media is filled with the childhood pictures of Esha Deol with Dharmendra and once, while scrolling through it, we had stumbled upon an unseen childhood picture of the actress with her doting papa. In the picture, Esha had looked cute and her no smile, the straight face had melted our hearts. The little munchkin had donned a white frock, twinning with her papa, Dharam. On the other hand, Dharam had looked dapper as always in a white suit and multi-coloured shirt.
While we wait to see some pretty childhood pictures of Esha Deol with her parents, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, the actress treated everyone with one of them on her IG handle. A few hours back, on her IG handle, Esha shared a throwback picture from her childhood days. In the picture, the father-daughter duo can be seen twinning in white. While Dharam looked elated introducing his daughter, Esha to a bird, the little girl looked petrified. She captioned it as “Throwback Thursday featuring two small birdies & the He-Man.”
In a Father's Day special interview with ETimes, Esha Deol had recalled a heart-warming incident from childhood, involving her dad, Dharmendra. Esha had said, "There is one memory that is absolutely hilarious. I still remember it because I was around the age where I could remember things. We were all on a vacation abroad and my mom had gone out shopping a little early in the morning. I woke up with only papa in the room and started crying looking for Mumma."
Recalling how Dharmendra had fulfilled the daddy duties while Hema Malini was at work and had dressed her up at nine in the morning, Esha had continued, "He consoled me saying he was there and that he will do everything for me. He bathed me, combed my hair, made me wear a party frock, put kajal in my eyes, and gave me an oily hairstyle. My mom walked in to find me all dressed up at nine in the morning. That was really cute."
On Esha Deol’s vidaai, her father, Dharmendra had talked about his jaan and her wedding and had said, “Esha meri jaan hai, meri bahaut pyaari beti hai. Betiyan badi hoti hai to unke liye fikr badhti hai ki achha ladka dhundha jaaye toh humein accha ladka mil gaya. Ab shaadi ho gayi hai ab vidai ho jayegi toh lagta hai ki paal pos ke bada karte hai fir ek din paraye ghar chali jaati hai.”
Hema Malini and Dharmendra were blessed with their first child, Esha Deol on November 2, 1981.