Producer Ekta Kapoor, who has been the brain behind many popular and successful shows, stated that she has many times asked her father and veteran actor Jeetendra to act in one of her shows but the actor is enjoying his current phase and is in mood to make comeback anytime soon. She said that her father is currently busy in handling his real-estate business. The lady was in the capital to promote her upcoming show Kundali Bhagya.
"I've asked him if he wants to (act in any of my shows) but he is quite content in his construction business. He is happy enjoying his time with his friends now. He is not acting but he is working anyway," Ekta told the reporters here.
She said Jeetendra has been working in films when he was in his early 20s and it only makes sense that he enjoys his free time now.
"He has worked in the industry from the age of 21. And there comes a time when you can only request your parents, not force them. I think he's wants to lead a relaxed life now and I think we have to give him that. He had a four-decade-long
career and he starred in over 200 films to make our lives, so I think we can let him relax now," she said.
Jeetendra, who has worked in films Humjoli, Parichay, Himmatwala and Geet Gaya Patharon Ne, has also made cameo appearances in daughter Ekta's shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in the past.
Kundali Bhagya is all set to star from July 12 at 9.30 PM. It features Dheeraj Dhoopar, Shraddha Arya, Anjum Fakih and Manit Joura in pivotal roles.
(With PTI Inputs)