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Dharmendra on today’s actors: Industry has become a ‘sabzi mandi’ today where you sell, buy and bargain for vegetables

Dharmendra who known as one of the most famous and favourite veteran actors, he is a complete package of entertainment with a great sense of humor. These days he is busy in his movie and third instalment of Yamla Pagla Deewana. In his recent interview, he commented on today’s actors said “This industry has become a ‘sabzi mandi’ today where you sell, buy and bargain for vegetables. The actors today are dancing and singing for money, go anywhere where money is, get involved in oil massages (pun intended). All for money. Money has everything now, something which was not there in our time,”On his lifetime achievement award, the actor said “I went to receive the lifetime award solely because of Dilip Kumar. When I got to know that he will be presenting it to me, that was my award and went to get it just so that the person, the actor I have looked upto since the time I thought of becoming an actor, is going to give me an award,”

Further, he said “There are certain things that you have to do and I don’t want to talk about as such when it comes to awards. But, I can say that I never had that way on how you should take the awards. I never had that shrewd, cunning brain to get it. I don’t want it and I am not interested in that! Your film is a hit, people, fans love you, that should be your award atleast it is like that for me,”He also commented on why he is not doing more films? On which he replied “I could have remained on that pedestal had I wanted but I cannot be in that rat race. Not the one with that cunning mind of not the other letting succeed.”Also, on comedy the actor said “Your comic timing has to be perfect. If the timing is not good you will miss it. In comedy a lot can come from within you. There were a lot of dialogues which were written by Salim-Javed, but there were few dialogues or words that I added myself and they worked like ‘mausiji’ in the suicide scene. It was not in the script but it added to the scene. Comedy has the element of ‘nasha’ to it,”

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