When asked if she felt the need to go that extra mile to justify her relationship with her brother, Esha told ETimes, “I don’t look at it like that.Honestly, the picture happened very organically. It was not planned. We are very private as a family. We are very respectful towards each other. I feel that whether I tie him Rakhi or not is none of anyone else’s business. But I think because we are actors, people want to do that moment. I have been tying rakhi to my brothers since I was a kid and we continue doing so. But we are not here to prove to people. Like I said, the photo at ‘Gadar 2’ screening happened very organically. That was a beautiful moment and we saw the audience and the public getting emotional about it. But for us, we have a lot of pictures together in our family, I think.”
Hema Malini also reacted to the same moment recently and said that she’s very happy and doesn’t feel like it’s something new. The actress said that Sunny and Bobby keep coming home but they don’t publish it anywhere or do not hype it up. They are also not the kind to take pictures and immediately put up on Instagram. They aren’t that kind of a family.
She further told News18 that they are all very much together. If there’s any problem, they’re always there with each other. It’s only this time that the press got it and it’s nice.
After the picture of the siblings went viral on social media, Dharmendra also shared the photo on his Instagram and dedicated ‘Behna Ka abhimaan Hai’ song to the duo.
Even fans showered love on the photo on social media. While one fan wrote, ‘First time sabko saath dekha h Maine’, another one added, ‘Sunny bobby deol apne bahen ke sath tum dono mahan lag rahe ho(sic)’. A fan also commented, ‘Esko bolte hai asli khoon je rishte ko nibae(sic)’.