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It is said that when two hearts are in love, nothing else matters and there is no need for words. Believe it or not, but real love doesn't meet you at your best, it meets you in your mess. After all, love is all about growing as a couple, learning about each other in the journey called life and not giving up when the day gets gloomy. And a perfect example of it is Bollywood's evergreen couple, Dharmendra Deol and Hema Malini. Their love has defied all the societal norms and they proved the world that everything happens for good. (Recommend Read: Rakhi Sawant Speaks About 'Tragedy' In Her Marriage With UK-Based Hubby, Admits Being Married Thrice)
For those who don't know, Dharmendra Deol was a married man, who had tied the knot with Prakash Kaur in the year 1957, when he had fallen in love with Hema Malini. It was in the '70s when he was head-over-heels in love with Hema ji. In the beginning, the actress didn't reciprocate to his feelings as she had never wanted to get involved with a married man but she couldn't avoid his love for long and gave in. And in 1980, the duo had tied the knot.
On December 8, 2020, Dharmendra Deol turned a year older, and his doting wife, Hema ji shared unseen pictures with him. Alongside it, she shared the secret of their 'happily ever after', and wrote, "Today we celebrate Dharamji’s birthday. It is the love and affection of you fans who still watch and appreciate our movies that we remain fresh in your memories.This is what keeps us going and we need your blessings for ths togetherness to last.Thank you for all the love." Check it out below:
Earlier, in an interview with the Deccan Chronicle, Hema ji had talked about her decision of marrying Dharmendra ji. She had revealed that she had never wanted to hurt anyone because of her love, not even his first wife, and hence, she had never intruded in their life. The Dream Girl had proudly stated that she had never taken Dharmendra away from his first wife and children. She was quoted as saying, "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." (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Stuns In A Mauve Coloured Maternity Dress As She Gets Clicked With Saif Ali Khan)
For those who don't know, Hema and Dharmendra had an intimate wedding which was a quiet, traditional Tamil one, the way the actress had always imagined. In an interview with Rediff.com, Hema had talked about her equation with Dharmendra's first wife, Prakash, and had shared, "I didn't want to disturb anyone. I am happy with whatever Dharamji did for me and my daughters. He played the role of a father like any father would do. I guess I am happy with that. Though I have never spoken about Prakash, I respect her a lot. Even my daughters respect Dharamji's family. The world wants to know about my life in detail, but that is not for others to know. It's no one's business."
Dharmendra's first wife, Prakash Kaur shares a cordial relationship with Hema ji. In a throwback interview with the Stardust magazine, she had shared that she understands Hema ji's side as well. The star-wife had stated that she knows that even Hema ji had to face the world, her relatives and her friends. However, she was clear that if she was in her place, she wouldn't have done what she did. (Don't Miss: Neha Kakkar Reacts On Rumours Of Charging Fee From Father-In-Law For Performing At Her Wedding)
Well, we wish, the happiest birthday to Dharmendra ji!