Dharmendra is the legendary Bollywood actor who has given a number of hits. he is also known as the He-man of India. He recently appeared on the singing reality show Superstar Singer. The actor was joined by other veteran actors Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh on the show.
Here accompanying his co-stars, Dharmendra spilled the beans on the experiences he had with them while filming with them. He said, “Every movie of Asha ji’s was a super-duper hit and I used to call her Jubilee Parekh.” He added that he finally got to work with her in the 1966 film, Aaye Din Bahaar Ke.
However, one of his revelations caught everyone’s attention. He shared that he had to eat onions on the film’s sets to cease the smell of the alcohol he had drunk the night before. He revealed while they were shooting in Darjeeling, West Bengal, after pack up the producers and other crew members used to party till late in the night. He said he also joined them and got drunk. He went on to say, “In the morning the smell (of alcohol) would be quite evident, so to hide the smell I would eat onions.”
Asha Parekh, however, would then complain that he (Dharmendra) ‘smells of onion’ and add that she didn’t ‘like it at all’.
Speaking to Parekh, Dharmendra said, “I told you that I eat onions to hide the smell of alcohol, and you asked me to stop drinking. On your suggestion, I stopped drinking and we became very good friends. We are like a family and those days were lovely. The beautiful memories at times make me sad but the amazing experiences of the past help me cheer up.”