Their love story is as interesting as any Bollywood pot boiler. Strong opposition from their respective families did not stop the two from tying the knot after dating each other for 5 years. Hema Malini initially wasn’t keen on being in a relationship with a married man but Dharamendra constantly wooed the actress and won her over.
Such intense was their love that Hema an Iyengar Brahmin from Tamil Nadu converted to Islam to marry Dharamendra as the latter’s wife did not divorce him. They have been married for more than 35 years now but the love for each other has remained strong and can still be seen.