Dheeraj’s emo­tional mo­ment meet­ing ail­ing fan in Jo’burg

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Tele­vi­sion heart­throb Dheeraj Dhoopar’s fans aren’t lim­ited to In­dia — thanks to the pop­u­lar­ity of In­dian TV shows abroad, the ac­tor has a good fan fol­low­ing in South Africa as well. On his last visit to Dur­ban and Johannesburg, he in­ter­acted with his fans, and shares that the love he re­ceived is over­whelm­ing.

“I know about my fans abroad and in­ter­act with them via so­cial me­dia. So, this time when I got the op­por­tu­nity to visit South Africa to per­form, I made the most of it. It was amaz­ing to see the kind of love they have for me. I was com­pletely touched by the way they met me. Some even hugged me and kissed me out of their sheer love for me. I mainly got com­pli­ments for my dim­ples, my hairdo and also got my sense of style,” says Dheeraj, known for his shows such as Be­henein, Kuch Toh Log Ka­henge and Sa­sural Si­mar Ka.

That wasn’t all — Dheeraj also met a spe­cial fan, 12-yearold Kiara, who is suf­fer­ing from a rare blood dis­or­der, yet when she came to know about the op­por­tu­nity to meet Dheeraj in Johannesburg. She had made a scrap­book and writ­ten a poem for the ac­tor, and also gifted him choco­late.

“It was a very emo­tional meet­ing with Kiara as we both knew what was in store. De­spite what­ever she was go­ing through, the thing that amazed me is that she made a greet­ing card with a poem penned spe­cially for me. Kiara not only wrote it, she even re­cited it for me. I couldn’t be­lieve what I was go­ing through. The mo­ment she met me, she was in tears,” adds the ac­tor, who is also work­ing on two short films that are ex­pected to re­lease soon.

Dheeraj Dhoopar is known for TV shows such as Be­henein, Kuch Toh Log Ka­henge, and Sa­sural Si­mar Ka

Dheeraj Dhoopar with the fan, 12­year­old Kiara, who suf­fers from a rare blood dis­or­der

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