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Dharmendra at 82 doesn't want to slow down


Dharmendra turned 82 on Friday, and Bollywood's 'yamla, pagla, deewana' has no plans to slow down. The veteran actor said he doesn't want to be a lazy person and wants to continue working. "My passion and love is to work. I love work. Without work, I will be a lazy person. I don't want to be lazy. I want to stay active," Dharmendra told when he was in the capital to shoot international film 'Dream Catcher' earlier this year.

Dharmendra, who traces his roots to Punjab, entered showbiz in 1960 with 'Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere' going on to create an image of Bollywood's He-Man, after Dara Singh. The veteran, who will soon complete 60 years in the industry, has entertained audiences with movies of all genres - from the intense 'Bandini' and 'Satyakam' to potboilers like 'Raja Jani' and 'Pratigya', and as a comic artist with perfect timing in 'Sholay' and 'Chupke Chupke'. He proved his skills as 'Anupama' and 'Yakeen'. In recent times, he was seen in 'Life In A... Metro', 'Apne' and 'Yamla, Pagla, Deewana'. Dharmendra, married to Bollywood's 'Dream Girl' Hema Malini, is known for his simplicity, humility and for staying connected to his roots. He said he doesn't like comparison between actors. "I don't compare. I don't want to said 'Barsaat' in 1995, added: 'I can never reach the level my father did'. Currently, Dharmendra is busy with 'Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se'.

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