Esha is very precious to me, Dharmendra

Everybody was wondering why Dharmendra is missing from his dearest daughter Esha Deol’s sangeet and mehendi. Opinions are divided, some says the veteran actor was very much there but keeping away from camera while some says he was not there as he is not keeping well.

Regarding his presence, Dharmendra said, "I was very much there. But I avoided the cameras as far as possible. It was an evening meant for the kids. I decided to take a backseat." Hema Malini seconded him saying, "Dharam was there. But he stayed away from the cameras."

On the condition of anonymity, a guest informs, "Dharmendra was there. But he came and went very quietly. And he stayed for a short while only. He looked fine. When Esha requested for pictures with her fiance Bharat, he affectionately begged off."

Regarding the US trip, Dharmendra laughed, "Whenever any known person is out of the country for a longish time, it is presumed it's for health reasons. But I was in the US to visit my daughter and my brother's daughter. They're both married and settled there. My visit was long overdue. I decided to make the trip before Esha's wedding."

Regarding his health, he said, "I'm absolutely fit and fine. I have my fans' good wishes to make sure that I stay out of harm's way. As for these rumours about my health, it is a trend nowadays for actors to be declared unwell. I've no health issues. I can't afford them. I've a daughter's marriage coming up."

And on an emotional note, adds: "June 29 is very important for me. I've seen my other daughters married and settled down. And now it's Esha. She's very precious to me. Esha and Bharat make a very handsome couple. I want to see them happily married forever. Bharat is a very good boy."