Esha turns dad Dharmendra's costume designer


By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Ever since Dharmendra stepped into the arc lights again, daughter Esha Deol has taken upon herself the responsibilities of his wardrobe and even gifted him a suitcase full of clothes on his birthday.

"I've been shopping for him all around the world for many months now, collecting the clothes that suit him and he likes to wear. In fact, in the last six months since he has come into the limelight again, I've become his costume designer, Esha told IANS.

Esha gave her dad a suitcase of clothes on his 72nd birthday Saturday.

"Actually, I don't like shopping for myself. I like shopping only for my dad and my little niece," she added.The two babies in the family?

"No, dad is not a baby. He's very tough, though with a very soft heart," said the proud daughter.

"He's a hard act to follow. I look for my dad in my male friends and find them quite inadequate. Dad is my teddy bear. I hug him and the world seems a nicer place."

She's papa's pet.

"But not as much as my younger sister Ahana. No one in our entire family resembles dad as much as Ahana. I think he sees a lot of himself in her face, her nose, her eyes, etc."

Ahana, a painter by choice, made a beautiful painting for her father's birthday.

This year Dharmendra was seen in "Life... in a Metro" and "Johnny Gaddar".