Dharmendra marriage to Hema Malini was one of the biggest controversies of its time. Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur and had two sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol with her. But during the shoots, he fell in love with Hema Malini and decided to marry her. He even cheated on his wife Prakash and changed his religion to marry Hema Malini. But it seems his two sons Sunny and Bobby were never happy with this.
Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, who were young back then, were shattered and left shocked over their dad’s decision of leaving their mother. According to reports, it was said that an angry Sunny Deol had even gone to Hema to fight with her for taking away their father from them. A report published in Pinkvilla states that Sunny Deol had gone to question Hema Malini over the whole fiasco. But Dharmendra’s first wife Prakash Kaur rubbished all these allegations and called them rumours.
In the book, Hema Malini: Beyond The Dream Girl by Ram Kamal Mukherjee it was written that Hema had once said, “I didn’t want to disturb anyone. I am happy with whatever Dharamji did for me and my daughters. He played the role of a father like any father would do. I guess I am happy with that.”
During the launch of the book, Hema had said, “Everyone wonders what kind of a relationship we (Sunny and I) are having. It is very beautiful and cordial. Whenever it is necessary he (Sunny Deol) is always there, along with Dharamji, especially when this accident happened. He (Sunny Deol) was the first person to come and see me at home and he saw that the right doctor is there for the stitches that were done on my face. I was really taken aback to see him showing so much interest. That shows what kind of a relationship we are having.”