Actor Dharmendra building a resort, partnering with a chain of restaurants

Actor Dharmendra Building a Resort, Partnering with a Chain of Restaurants

After politics, 1970s Bollywood actor Dharmendra is taking on a new role. He is getting into the hospitality business — building a resort and tying up with a chain of restaurants.

The star of 288 films, who has donned many hats, including the romantic lead, the action hero and the angry young man, has become the partner and brand ambassador of an upcoming chain of restaurants — Garam Dharam. Simultaneously, Dharmendra is building a 30-cottage resort on a 12-acre farm in Lonavala branded ‘Kulli Yaar Di,’ which means ‘a friend’s house.’

“I am taking a plunge into something exciting,” Dharmendra, told ET. He said the hospitality ventures were a way for him to connect with his fans. The actor did not disclose investment details.