The 79-year-old “Sholay” star had earlier paired with Sunny, 57 and Bobby, 46, for the 2007 sports-drama “Apne”, action-comedy “Yamla Pagla Deewana” and its sequel in 2013.
“We are searching for the right story. ‘Apne’ was a huge hit, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ had worked but the sequel was a flop. So after the film’s failure, we are taking our time to think of a good story which will work,” the actor told reporters here.
Dharmendra was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of Dharam Garam – Dhaba Te Theka, a restaurant inspired by the actor’s hit movies, songs and memorable dialogues.
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Even though the actor has shouldered many hit films, including “Chupke Chupke”, “Dharam Veer” and “Yaadon Ki Baraat”, there is still one apprehension that Dharmendra has — dining at a five-star hotel.
Narrating an incident, Dharmendra said he prefers a dhaba over a swanky hotel as it offers an individual the space to be relaxed.
“The etiquettes at a five-star hotel make me a little uncomfortable. Long back I had stayed at a five-star hotel, and it was my first visit. I went downstairs to have dinner
and saw a man slicing mango (delicately) and started eating it with a spoon. I wanted to have it too but not like that.
“So, I called the bell boy and asked him to deliver mangoes to my room. When the fruit came, I rinsed and ate them just the way it should be eaten- with bare hands.”
The actor, who started his Bollywood journey with “Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere” in 1960, has often been called “He-Man” or “Action King”. Yet, Dharmendra says he never feels like a star.
“For 55 years, the audience has loved me unconditionally. I never consider myself an actor, nor a star. I have just tried to spread love through my movies and the affection that I got in return has made me who I am today. I am thankful to the audience.”