Producer Ekta Kapoor and her father, veteran actor Jeetendra appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show this Saturday for a Diwali special episode. Ekta admitted that she used to be ‘very possessive’ about her father, Jeetendra.
She said on the show, “I was very possessive about papa. Main papa ko kisi ke saath shooting karne nahi deti thi (I used to not let him shoot with anyone).” She admitted that she would become so ‘jealous’ of his that she would ‘attack his heroines.’
“They used to not let me go on his set because I could attack his heroines. I was so jealous, ki mere papa ke saath koi kaam nahi karega. Mere father ke saath koi baat kare mujhe bilkul achcha nahi lagta tha (that no one should work with my father. Even if someone else spoke to my father, I did not like it at all),” she said.
Jeetendra made his digital debut with the ALTBalaji series Baarish, which was created by Ekta, last year. In the show, he made a cameo appearance. Talking about his comeback, Jeetendra told PTI, “It felt great to get back on screen. I wanted to discover and experience the style of this medium. Right from the start, I’ve been a camera-friendly person, so coming back in front of the camera was easy. It did take a while to get comfortable with the high-tech working methods but once I got the graph, it was smooth sailing.”
Jeetendra, who has been in the cinema industry for almost five decades, had his first big break with Farz (1967). Since then, he’s been in films like Nagin (1976), Dharam Veer (1977), Himmatwala (1983), Tohfa (1984), and Thanedaar (1985). (1990). His all-white clothes and strong dancing routines made him famous. He was last seen on the big screen in Mahabharat Aur Barbareek, in which he had a cameo role (2013).