“In our country, we value our most valuable people after they are gone,” says Shatrughan Sinha on why Dilip Kumar didn’t receive ‘Bharat Ratna’

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Published by Sagarika Patil on 09 Jul 2021

After the demise of the legend Dilip Kumar, a lot of actors spoke about their relationship with the late Dilip Saab. Especially the respect they carry for the actor. Recently, Shatrughan Sinha opened up about the relationship he shared with the late actor in an interview.

Talking to the journalist of Rediffcom, Shatrughan Sinha spoke about his emotional relationship with Dilip Kumar. He said, “He was beyond a legend… yeh legend-vegend icon-vicon toh kayi ke bare mein bolte hain Marne ke baad (so many are called legends and icons after they die). Yusufsaab, my favourite, was beyond these ghisa-pita descriptions.

Speaking about their memories together on sets of Kranti, he said, “When in Kranti, we were supposed to shoot that famous confrontation sequence on the ship, I reached at 5 pm for a 2 pm shift. My heart sank like the ship when I saw him leaving waving goodbye to me from his car with a smile. The next day, I came on time”. “I could take liberties with him which none dared”.

Talking about why Dilip Saab wasn’t given Bharat Ratna yet, he said, “Dilipsaab is the true Bharat Ratna of Indian cinema,”. “I wonder why he didn’t receive it in his lifetime. I am sure he will get it now. In our country, we value our most valuable people after they are gone.”



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