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Is he Dharmendra or Dilawar Khan?

April 18, 2004 13:27 IST
Last Updated: April 18, 2004 14:41 IST

Did actor Dharmendra, who is contesting from Bikaner, Rajasthan, on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket, hide any information while filing his nomination papers?

Yes, according to the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee's minority cell vice-chairman, Akhtar Beg, and Indore city Congress vice-president K K Mishra.

On April 15, the two filed a case in the court of First Class Judicial Magistrate Narendra Jain in Indore, alleging that Dharmendra had violated the Hindu Marriage Act and Islamic Shariyat by not disclosing that he changed his name and religion in order to get married to actress Hema Malini 24 years ago.

They claimed that he was 'Dilawar Khan', as he got married on May 2, 1980, by changing his name and religion.

They also alleged that Hema R Chakravorty (Hema Malini) had changed her name to 'Aayesha'.

The court asked the complainants to record their evidence on April 19, advocate Shailendra Dwivedi, who appeared on behalf of the Congress leaders, said.

The Congressmen also filed a complaint with the Election Commission, demanding that the actor's nomination be cancelled.

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Sub: sub dharamendra or dilawar

I ask one question. How can we define religion? Religion is man made. Wheather it is allah or ram or jesus: they are one and ...

Posted by amit dahiya

Sub: Dharmendra or Dilawar

He is not a true Hindu or a Muslim. For self gain he converted and marry Hemaji. Both of them cannot be a good leader, ...

Posted by Shaik Sajid

Sub: Is he Dharminder or Dilawar

Changing the name or religion is his business but not disclosing is public business while contesting for a public job. And how about Hema Malini?Is ...

Posted by joybhaaret

Sub: Daring

At least there is one person who has the daring to declare that India needs a Dictator. Kudos to Dharmendra ! please keep up the ...

Posted by Prakash Nair

Sub: False Identity

He seems to be opportunist. He must immediately vacate the election field. He should identify his correct personality.

Posted by M.A.Azim


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