Half brothers Sunny and Bobby skip Ahana's wedding

Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s daughter Ahana’s wedding was a grand affair with who’s who from Bollywood making their presence felt at the reception. However, Ahana’s half brothers Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol were conspicuous by their absence at the wedding. Eyebrows were raised even more when Sunny and Bobby’s cousin, Abhay Deol was present at the wedding.

Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol chose to stay away from all the wedding ceremonies of not only the younger sister’s wedding but also avoided attending Ahana’s elder sister, Esha’s wedding.

When Sunny and Bobby did not attend Esha’s wedding, Hema Malini said that they were not in the town and had important assignments outside. But this time again they were not present. While Bobby was in Dubai playing Celebrity Cricket Club tournament, Sunny was very much in town and even attended some other function. Before the wedding Hema had announced that Sunny and Bobby would be attending their sister’s wedding. She said that there was no point why brothers won’t attend sister’s wedding. All her claims felt flat when Sunny and Bobby decided to give a miss to the reception.

Many celebrities who played or attended Celebrity Cricket Club tournament in Dubai were back by Sunday as the match was on Saturday. But Bobby stayed back in Dubai to avoid the wedding. Sunny was in town and he attended a program organized by Bhartiya Janta Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The program was organized to felicitate Lata Mangeshkar. Ironically, Modi later attended Ahana’s wedding reception.

A source close to the family said, “Sunny and Bobby’s absence comes as no surprise. Everyone knows they did it out of respect for their mother, Prakash. It was better for them to stay away as their presence would add to speculation.”

Dharmendra married Hema Malini in 1980 while he was already married to Prakash Deol. Dharmendra’s personal life came under criticism since then. Before the wedding of her two daughters, Hema Malini had been staying separately with them.

Dharmendra married his first wife, Prakash Kaur Deol when he was only 19 years old. When he married Hema Malini, he already had two sons, Sunny and Bobby. Prakash refused to give him divorce and so Dharmendra and Hema turned to Islam against wishes of parents and married each other.

Dharmendra got emotional at Ahana’s wedding and also shed a few tears.