Bollywood Icon Dharmendra Recuperates After Injury at Family Celebration


The legendary figure of Indian cinema, Dharmendra, known for his dynamic roles and charismatic screen presence, made headlines recently not for his cinematic exploits but due to a personal mishap. The venerable actor sustained an injury while indulging in celebratory dances at a family wedding in the scenic city of Udaipur. The incident, which left the actor with a hurt back and leg, became a topic of concern among fans following a now-deleted Instagram post showcasing the actor’s sleepless night.

The prolific star, who at the age of 88 continues to work actively in the film industry, was accompanying his sons, actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, among other family members, when the unfortunate event transpired. According to a source close to the family who spoke to Hindustan Times, the incident was not merely a result of an exuberant dance move but also because of the strain of the event coupled with the toll that age has taken on the actor’s health.

The brief scare around Dharmendra’s health subsequently turned into an assurance when the source elaborated on his current state, mentioning that the actor is now recovering steadily. The family insider revealed that Dharmendra is now making conscious efforts to slow down and focus intently on his health, suggesting a potentially more measured pace for the veteran’s forthcoming professional commitments.

Dharmendra’s illustrious career spans several decades, during which he has delivered numerous hits across various genres including romance, action, and comedy. His rich filmography includes classics such as ‘Ayee Milan Ki Bela’, ‘Phool Aur Patthar’, ‘Aaye Din Bahar Ke’, ‘Aankhen’, and ‘Anupama’. His personal life, equally prominent, saw him marry twice; first to Prakash Kaur with whom he has four children – film stars Sunny and Bobby Deol as well as daughters Ajeeta and Vijeta, and later to actress Hema Malini, his co-star from the blockbuster ‘Sholay’. Dharmendra and Hema Malini have two daughters, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol, both of whom have had their own stints in the entertainment industry.

On the professional front, the evergreen actor has been keeping busy. He was last seen in a film with Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon, which added to his already rich repository of work. Additionally, he has been involved with the film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, generating significant buzz. Furthermore, fans can anticipate Dharmendra’s appearance in an upcoming war drama titled ‘Ekkis’, directed by Sriram Raghavan, where he will star alongside Agastya Nanda, the grandson of another Bollywood giant, Amitabh Bachchan. The film, set to release on January 10, 2025, portrays the heroic account of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, a recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. The audience can also look forward to Dharmendra’s performance in ‘Apne 2’, where he will share the screen with Sunny, Bobby, and Karan Deol.

Despite the brief health scare, it seems the octogenarian actor, beloved for his versatility and charm, is set to continue enchanting viewers with his performances, albeit with a renewed emphasis on well-being and perhaps a slightly more cautious approach to family wedding dances. With inputs from ANI, this report brings relief to the countless admirers of Dharmendra, assuring them that the icon of Indian cinema is on his way back to his enthusiastic and spirited self, continuing to forge his remarkable journey in the world of film.

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