Esha Deol's week of wedding celebrations have left us not just with an
entire photo album of glittering pictures, but also more than a little
bewildered at the inexplicable absence of her older half brothers,
actors Sunny and Bobby Deol.
Neither Sunny nor Bobby made an appearance, however fleeting, at Esha's sangeet
on Monday, or at her mehendi
ceremony on Wednesday. And they were not at her temple wedding to fiancé Bharat Takhtani this morning.
(Photos: Radiant Esha Deol at her mehendi
Deol patriarch Dharmendra's private life has been distinctly unorthodox
ever since he married co-star Hema Malini in 1980. At the time,
Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Deol and their sons, Sunny and
Bobby, were over 20 and a pre-teen respectively.
Dharmendra, who converted to Islam to marry Hema, never divorced his
first wife and has maintained two separate families ever since. He has
two daughters with Hema - Ehsa, 30, and Ahana, 27.
Bollywood lore ascribes much friction between Dharmendra's first family
and second, but Sunny and Bobby have popularly been believed to be very
fond of their half sisters.
Which makes their absence from the wedding celebrations even more
puzzling. Both brothers are expected to attend the grand reception being
held tomorrow evening, with Bobby flying home from London in time for