Shatrughan Sinha has sportingly put in a very special appearance in the forthcoming Yamla Pagla Deewana 3 with his buddy Dharmendra whom he calls one of his dearest friends. Says Sinha, “Not just Dharmendra, Hema (Mrs Dharmendra) is also a dear friend. Both Hema and Dharmendra have been my friends for years.It is rare for a friendship to survive so long in this industry where loyalties change every Friday. All three of us have worked together in Dulal Guha’s excellent film Dost which I think was released in 1974. This is one of my favourite films. Also, Vijay Anand’s Blackmail in which Dharmendra and I were cast together, that was a special film.I think my wife Poonam has also worked in a film with Dharmendra.”
But Sinha says his relations with Dharamji and Hema go far beyond the professional. “We are there for one another any time we need each other. Doing that small role in Yamla Pagla Deewana was not something I had to think about. It was a yes even before Dharmendra asked.” Incidentally, the duo is being seen on screen after 20 years!
Shatruji calls Dharamji “God’s personal favourite”. “He is golden-hearted. Do you know we would have done Sholay together? But God and Ramesh Sippy had other plans,” laughs Shatruji.
Incidentally Dharmendra and Hema are expected to make a guest appearance in Shatrughan Sinha’s family film featuring his son Luv Sinha which Umesh Shukla will direct, just as Shatrughan Sinha has made an appearance in Dharmendra’s family film Yamla Pagla Deewana 3 which stars the veteran actor with his two sons