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Deol brothers skip Esha's wedding

PTI 01 Jul 2012, 16:00:53 IST
Mumbai: In a typical “band baaja baraat” style, Hema Malini and Dharmendra's daughter Esha tied the knot with businessman Bharat Takhtani on Friday in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony.

Sunny and Bobby Deol who did not attend the sangeet and mehndi ceremony continued to play truant. Sunny is shooting in Panchgani while Bobby is holidaying in London.

Dharmendra married co-star Hema Malini in 1980. At the time, Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Deol and their sons, Sunny and Bobby, were over 20 and a pre-teen respectively.

Dharmendra, who converted to Islam to marry Hema, never divorced his first wife and has maintained two separate families ever since. He has two daughters with Hema – Esha, 30, and Ahana, 27.

Bollywood lore ascribes much friction between Dharmendra's first family and second, but Sunny and Bobby have popularly been believed to be very fond of their half sisters.

This makes their absence from the wedding celebrations even more puzzling. Both brothers are expected to attend the grand reception being held tomorrow evening, with Bobby flying home from London in time for the event.