Dharmendra: Will Undergo Surgery After the Release of Second Hand Husband

Dharmendra: Will Undergo Surgery After the Release of Second Hand Husband

Dharmendra at an event in Mumbai on June 16.

Mumbai: Veteran actor Dharmendra, who recently injured his shoulder, said that he will undergo a surgery after the release of his upcoming film Second Hand Husband next month.

The 79-year-old actor was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital on May 27 after he complained of pain in the right shoulder and weakness.

Dharmendra, however, maintained that he is in good health now and said, "After the release of this film (Second Hand Husband) I will undergo the operation. I am fit and fine. While getting down from vanity van I fell down and happened to injure my shoulder. I also got my routine check-up done, in which we came to know that my hemoglobin count was a bit low. In January, it was 13, then it came down to 6, now it is 12."

Second Hand Husband will also mark the Bollywood debut of Govinda's daughter Tina Ahuja and will hit theatres on July 3.

Dharmendra, married to actress-MP Hema Malini, said she keeps reminding him to quit drinking but he finds it hard to abide by her suggestion.

"Khane peene pe parez hai (There are restrictions on food). I think of giving it up (drinking) and my wife keeps reminding me about it. I tell her I will do it on Tuesday, but that Tuesday doesn't come," he added jokingly.

Dharmendra has delivered many superhit films like Anupama, Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, Jeevan Mrityu, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, among others.

He immortalised the character of 'Veeru' along with mega-star Amitabh Bachchan in 1975 blockbuster Ramesh Sippy's Sholay.

The former Lok Sabha member was conferred the Padma Bhushan in 2012.

His children from his first wife Sunny and Bobby Deol are actors, while he has two daughters - Esha and Ahana Deol - from his marriage with Hema.