Mumbai, July 11 -- Since his brain surgery, Hrithik Roshan has been visited by a host of celebrities. But on Tuesday morning, he was in for a sweet surprise when veteran actor Dharmendra personally called him from the US (where the Deol family has gone for a wedding). And Hrithik, who is a die-hard fan of the actor, was over the moon with the "sweet and warm gesture".
"Dharamji called Hrithik at around 9 am. And it was one of the first calls Hrithik took from the hospital as he wasn't allowed to use his mobile phone immediately after his surgery. So it was a happy co-incidence that a few minutes after he was handed over his phone, Dharamji called up," says an insider. "When Hrithik was 9, he had a huge Dharmendra poster in his wardrobe. He has also been impressed with the yesteryear star's warm nature and fit physique," adds the insider.
A few days ago, Hrithik had even made it to Yamla Pagla Deewana 2's music launch on the Sholay (1975) actor's invitation.
Apparently, the veteran actor also made detailed enquiries about Hrithik's surgery and the cause behind it. "Dharamji was, of course, very concerned. In fact, he even asked him to take precautions while performing stunts. After the call, Hrithik was so happy that he ended up telling almost everyone, including his father Rakesh Roshan, about the special call that he received," adds the insider.
When contacted, Rakesh Roshan confirms the development, saying, "Yes, Dharamji called Duggu up. I have always been very close to him. We are like family."