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Dharmendra’s role in Tell Me O Kkhuda was first offered to Big B

bollywood Updated: Aug 16, 2011 00:26 IST

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Veteran actor-producer Hema Malini who is thrilled about her upcoming film Tell Me O Kkhuda, which brings together on-screen the father-daughter duo of Dharmendra and Eesha Deol for the first time, says that the role played by her actor-husband was initially offered to actor Amitabh Bachchan.

“We had offered a role to Amitji for this film. But due to some reasons, it did not work out. I am glad that things did not work out with him and that is the reason Dharamji is in the film,” says Malini, who is thrilled after the launch of the first trailer of her long-awaited film that is being touted as her daughter’s relaunch vehicle in order to revive her career.

Produced and directed by Malini, Tell Me O Kkhuda, a drama, tracks the story of a girl’s passionate quest to know her origins. The film starrs daughter Eesha Deol, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Arjan Bajwa and Sudhanshu Pandey.

Dharmendra starred with both his sons - Sunny and Bobby Deol in Apne and subsequently in Yamla Pagla Deewana - both of which were hits, but this is the first time the legendary actor is sharing screen space with his daughter Eesha.

Meanwhile, the original dream girl of Bollywood has reunited with Bachchan on-screen after four years with a cameo in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan. Malini, in recent years, has worked with Big B in films like Babul (2006), in Yash Chopra’s Veer-Zaara (2004) and Ravi Chopra’s Baghban (2003). Tell Me O Kkhuda is scheduled to hit the screens on September 30 this year.