Dharmendra: 'The industry pushed me away'

By HT

Mumbai, June 1 -- In a career spanning over 50 years, Dharmendra has stared in over 280 films. As he looks forward to his upcoming film, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, which releases next week, the veteran actor talks about the changes he has seen in the industry over the decades.

We've learnt that the extensive promotions of the film are taking a toll on your health. Do you think that marketing has become more important than the content of any film?

These days, if there is no promotion, people get the impression that the film is not good. People watch the film only if there is publicity. When I came to the industry, it (filmmaking) was a show business. Now, it has turned out to be a show off business. The more you show off, the more people like it. I don't like it but I am doing it. I am in l