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MUMBAI: Bollywood’s veteran super star Dharmendra turned 81 on December 8.
Congratulating him, Amitabh Bachchan posted on his facebook, “Dharam ji ka aaj janm divas hai .. aur hum sab unhe badhai aur sneh pradaan karte hain … varsh nav, harsh nav ; jeevan utkarsh nav. Happy birthday Dharam ji.”
The two were the stars of Sholay – the all-time Bollywood blockbuster of 1975.
Hema Malini, who got closer to Dharmendra during the shooting of Sholay and later married him, wished him a happy birthday.
The actress said, “Recalling today the best years of my career, best & happy years of togetherness till date and the two lovely babies we have. Happy Birthday Dharamji!”
The couple’s daughter Esha tweeted, “Happy birthday to my love my father my hero! May u be blessed with strength happiness & the best of health! We all love you too much.”
Dharmendra made his Bollywood way back in 1960 in the film `Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere’.