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Shashi’s going has affected me, says Dharmendra

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Dec 10, 2017, 12:58 am IST
Updated : Dec 10, 2017, 1:01 am IST

Actor Dharmendra mourns the death of friend and colleague Shashi Kapoor.

Dharamji admits that losing loved ones is his greatest fear.
 Dharamji admits that losing loved ones is his greatest fear.

Shashi (Kapoor) is gone. And I am in no mood to celebrate. I’ve told my family not to plan anything for my birthday. Dil nahin karta.

Shashi was younger than me. We were friends and colleagues and I always admired his work, as he admired mine. It’s heartbreaking when a colleague and friend leaves,” says a grieving Dharamji.

 

When reminded that Shashi Kapoor was in fact, suffering, Dharmendra says, “Yes, I know. The worst curse in old age is bad health. But knowing that a loved one is suffering does not take the pain away from your loss. That way I am selfish and very emotional. I want my loved ones around at any cost.”

Dharamji admits that losing loved ones is his greatest fear. “Every time a colleague goes, I am overwhelmed with emotion. Shashi’s going has affected me deeply. I mourn for the loss of a friend. His entire family, especially his brother Raj saab with whom I had the privilege of working in Mera Naam Joker, is very dear to me.”

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