Dharmendra: I had a great time working with Shatrughan and Rekha in ‘YPDPS’
Veteran actor Dharmendra is all excited about his upcoming film ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se‘ (YPDPS). The actor will be reuniting with his two sons Sunny and Bobby on the silver screen after five years.
Over the period of time, the way the industry functions has changed a lot, so when asked if he misses his era, the veteran actor replied, “Of course I miss my people and my memories with them. Sometimes when I’m on sets, I recollect the memories of my old days and the people with whom I have worked.”
Ask the actor about the kind of films being made today and the talent our industry boast of now and he shares, “I have not seen movies as beautiful as made in our industry. Our movies are the reflection of what we are like in real lives. Yeah sometimes some movies does disappoint you, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have great talents. Look at the energy that Ranveer Singh has, I have cried after watching few of his scenes. He’s amazing. I have even seen ‘Dangal’. These films touch your heart.”
It’s obvious that over the years, the definition of stardom enjoyed by his generation has changed as compared to the one enjoyed by today’s generation. “I think nowadays stardom is all about a showbiz, it’s not an emotional thing. The meaning of stardom has totally changed now, also the intention. During our times we used to work like for triple shifts, and we did 7-8 movies per year. Now the films have become a weekly game. But still, I’m in madly in love with my industry,” says the actor.
In his decades-long career, Dharmendra has played all kind of varied roles. So ask him what keeps him inspired after all these years and he happily replies, “I kind of have a multi-persona. I’m romantic, jolly, witty, naughty, pretty…But most importantly I’m an emotional person and that’s what inspires me to work more.”
Apart from acting, there’s one more thing that Dharmendra is extremely passionate about and it is Shayari. We questioned how did he acquired this new skill and if has any plans of publishing his work soon. Sharing his experience and plans, Dharamendra said, “I love writing the beautiful lines, I have some big plans of releasing my Shayari’s .. I was just thinking of doing audio with my lines. You write Shayaris with all your emotions and the line comes when you are in great pain. When life throws at you a lot of pain, you become a shayar.“
Interestingly, with ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’, the veteran actor will be also reuniting with his co-stars Shatrughan Sinha and Rekha after a long time. “It’s was like recreating our time…Shatrugan is my best buddy of all time. We had a great time with Salman and Rekhaji,”signs off the actor.
Helmed by Navaniat Singh, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’ is the third installation of the action-comedy film and is all set to hit the silver screens on August 31, 2018.
(With inputs from