Bollywood turned up in full strength at actor Esha Deol and businessman Bharat Takhtani’s sangeet at a Mumbai hotel on Monday. However, most of the guests were seen discussing the absence of Esha’s father, actor Dharmendra from the party.
Photogs at the venue were told that the actor was inside and would soon step out for pictures, but while Esha’s mother Hema Malini, sister Ahana and other guests posed for photos, Dharmendra did not come out at all, sparking speculation that he had given the event a miss.
“I was there for a short while, but I did not see Dharmendra,” says designer Shaina NC, a guest at the ceremony.
Actor Arjan Bajwa, who was there till late says, “I did not see Dharmendra anywhere. I met Hema ji and she looked very happy.”
However, a source, requesting anonymity said, “Dharam ji did come, but for just a few minutes. He left as he was feeling unwell.”