Even though Bollywood's famous actor Jeetendra is away from the screen for quite a while now, his contribution to the Hindi cinema still remains fresh in the hearts of fans. Jeetendra, who charmed the audience with his impeccable acting and enthusiastic dance moves, once landed up doing something out of the blue in his career. As per reports, one of his incidents has come back to light when the 78-year-old was going to marry Hema Malini. Read details.
Hema Malini and Dharmendra are one of the most adorable couples in Bollywood today. However, there are reports stating that, at one point of time, the former was going to tie the knot with Jeetendra and not Dharmendra in Madras. Three stars were reportedly in love with Hema-Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, and Dharmendra. But Hema loved her Sholay co-star Dharmendra. However, as per a report, Jeetendra, along with his parents flew down to Chennai (then Madras) in 1974 with a marriage proposal for Hema Malini. Moreover, the Baghban actor's mother had also approved of it.
Reportedly, when Dharmendra was informed about the same, he was panic-stricken. The former went on to call Shobha, who was Jeetendra’s girlfriend back then, and the duo then jetted off to Chennai to stop the so-called wedding, as added by the reports. How Dharmendra convinced Hema Malini to not marry the Himmatwala actor yet remains unknown. And later, Dharmendra married Hema Malini and for the rituals, he also adopted the religion of Islam because he was already married and could not marry another woman, being a Hindu, says the reports.
Today, Hema Malini and the Yamla Pagla Deewana actor are reportedly doing great, and their pictures on the internet speak volumes of their love. Both the stars are busy venturing out their careers in their own way. When Hema Malini, by an entertainment portal was questioned about the act that took place in 1974, the Dream Girl actor said that she was surprised that she made the right decisions in life and that there were no regrets at all.