"I never went to any disco. I didn't know anything about dance. Whatever jumping dancing I did in films, is because of my Ganapati and Govinda (Lord Krishna). It has come from them," Jeetendra said on Monday during Ganesh aarti at his residence.

The festival started on Monday. The 71-year-old also recalled his childhood days when he would run from one house to another to grab prasad (food offerings to the god).

"We kids used to roam around the entire building to collect money for the Ganapati festival," he said."We would stay at houses that had some sweets. We reached only during the end of the aarti and had the prasad quickly and went away," he added.

Born into a Punjabi family, Jeetendra grew up in the Girgaum area of Mumbai and till date, he performs the first aarti of the building where he stayed in as a child.


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