Dharmendra can now breathe easily. He's at least halfway to a sense of complete relaxation. His family film Yamla Pagla Deewana with his two sons have sailed through. Now, his other family-film Tell Me Oh Khuda featuring his daughter Esha and produced by his wife Hema Malini and also featuring Dharmendra as his own daughter's father is on release.
Poised between success for his sons and expectation of the same for his daughter, Dharmendra wanted nothing better at the moment than to visit his favourite place of prayers. However as they say, man proposes God disposes.
Apparently, the collective Deol men Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby Deol at the Golden Temple amounted to a security hazard. So for now, the director of Yamla Pagla Deewana (YPD) Samir Karnik had to trudge alone to Amritsar.
When contacted, Samir confirmed the Deols' inability to visit the Golden temple. "Do you know what Dharamji and his two sons mean to Punjab? It's not just a security hazard. It'd be a riot situation! So I've come with my writer to Amritsar."
Karnik had thought of at least bringing his buddy Bobby Deol along to the Golden Temple. "But even that, I was told, would be impossible. The Deols' visit to the Golden Temple is looking for trouble. It's sad but they cannot visit. I can only offer my own prayers on their behalf," said Karnik regretfully.