In Sholay, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Hema Malini and Dharmendra worked together and the film turned out to be such a success that even today its dialogues are known to children. All four artists have their own identities in the industry.
Years after the Sholay movie, in 2016, when the four were present at an event together, they expressed their love for each other. Jaya Bachchan had told her that she always carried pictures of Dharmendra with her in childhood. In praise of Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan said that Dharmendra is a brilliant actor and also a very good person. Jaya also said that he is also a good husband for Hema Malini.
Dharmendra also described Jaya Bachchan as his younger sister and daughter. Dharmendra also shared his anecdote that Jaya met him for the first time on the set of the movie Guddi and told him that she was a huge fan of him.
Dharmendra called Amitabh Bachchan his younger brother and also said that he is still doing a lot of work and that he is an example for everyone.