And he reveals what it was like working with her for the first time
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Dharmendra, who shot with daughter Esha Deol for the first time in ‘Tell Me Oh Khuda’, says he was proud of her confidence in front of the camera.
The film is being produced by his wife Hema Malini and Dharmendra says he couldn't say no to an offer to work with Esha.
"I did it for her. One can never say no to one's children. Esha is very gifted. I felt very proud watching her in front of the camera," Dharamendra said.
"I also got a chance to meet up with my colleagues Rishi (Kapoor) and Vinod (Khanna) after a long time. So Goa was very enjoyable," said Dharamendra, who went straight from shooting with his daughter in Goa to filming with his two sons - Sunny and Bobby - in Indore.
He recalls how intimidated Sunny was when they shared screen space in ‘Sultanat’. Esha, on the other hand, showed absolutely no fear or nervousness in being seen with her legendary father.
"Working with one's children is always an emotional experience. While shooting with Esha I was doubly emotional since this was the first time I saw her acting, and that too with me," said Dharmendra who may produce a film for his daughter.
While working with Esha for the first time was a breeze, teaming up with Hema Malini after so many years seemed to make Dharmendra uncomfortable.
"There's a role for her. Let's see if she does it or not. If people want to see us together again, it would have to be that way," said Dharmendra.
One of the hit pairs of 1970s and 1980s, Dharmendra-Hema were last seen together in the 1996 movie ‘Aatank’.
Indo-Asian News Service