The actor, who starred alongside Deol in Hema Malini's Tell Me Oh Khuda, claimed that he had only taken the role so he could work with his daughter.
"I did it for her. One can never say no to one's children. Esha is very gifted. I felt very proud watching her in front of the camera," Dharmendra told Real Bollywood.
"Working with one's children is always an emotional experience. Shooting with Esha was doubly emotional for me since this was the very first time I saw her acting, and that too with me."
Dharmendra has also starred alongside his sons Sunny and Bobby Deol in several Bollywood movies.