Dharmendra’s first goal after reaching Bombay was to have a glimpse of Dilip Kumar. He made the rounds of every studio to find that one chance to see Dilip Kumar till he finally saw him at a studio in Dadar and spent the next three days at the same studio just to look at Dilip Kumar. He was a winner of a talent contest run by Filmfare where he found a very good friend in a journalist called L.P.Rao .He once told Rao about his dream to see Dilip Kumar and Rao introduced him to a young woman who was also working as a journalist in Filmfare. That woman was Dilip Kumar’s sister. She arranged an evening for the young Dharmendra with her famous brother. Dharam couldn’t believe what happened to him that night. The legend talked to him for three hours and treated him to a sumptuous dinner and by the time they had finished, it was midnight. It was also very cold. The legend brought him a coat and asked him to wear it to protect him from the rain and cold. Dharam walked all the way from Pali Hill to Juhu that night and that coat still finds a very important place in Dharam’s cupboard even today. He still observes the birthday of the legend in his own way. He always wanted to have the experience to work with him. A time came when the two were teamed in a film called Chanakaya to be directed by B.R.Chopra but unfortunately that film was never made. Dharam is now being very careful about the films he is doing and is only working in films made under his own banner.