Esha Deol says Hema Malini and Dharmendra gave her ‘humble’ upbringing: ‘I travelled in rickshaws, trains’
- Esha Deol said that her parents, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, brought her up in a down-to-earth manner despite being superstars.
In an interview, Esha reflected on her childhood and said that there was no paparazzi culture back then. She added that she chooses to keep her daughters, Radhya and Miraya, out of the public eye.
Speaking to a leading daily, Esha said, “Yes, my parents are superstars... They are legends, but both of them have been excellent in bringing us up in a humble and down-to-earth manner with a lot of discipline, and have instilled sanskaar, and taught us to respect our elders. I give them the complete credit of giving us a normal childhood. Even in the school that they sent us to, we were treated normally, not as star kids. I travelled in rickshaws. I played a lot of sports back then and we had to go to tournaments at various places around the country and we all travelled by train. People who know me today, know that I can be as normal as I can be.”
Esha said that when she was a child, there was no paparazzi culture, and she could easily do what she wanted. She added that the most that people would do is point at her and say that she was Dharmendra and Hema’s daughter.
“Today, I think it is the culture that we have picked up. The paparazzi are just doing their job; they have always given a lot of respect to my family and me. If I am ever not comfortable being photographed, they don’t click me. I share a lovely understanding with them. My kids are for my husband, family, and me, and I prefer to keep them private; it is me who is a public figure. I want my kids to have a normal childhood too,” she added.
Esha, who has acted in films such as Yuva, Dhoom, Dus and No Entry, recently made her debut as a producer with a short film titled Ek Duaa. She will be seen next in the Disney+ Hotstar series Rudra - The Edge Of Darkness opposite Ajay Devgn.