Bollywood Legend Dilip Kumar aka Yousuf Khan took his last breath today in the morning at 98. He was the most celebrated and iconic actor in the history of Indian Cinema. Superstar Shahrukh Khan used to treat him like his father. Veteran actress Saira Banu, the wife of Dilip Sahab, has once said the kindest words for Actor Shahrukh Khan.
In an old interview with Mumbai Mirror, Saira Banu opened up on the similarities between his husband Dilip Kumar and the DDLJ Actor Shahrukh Khan. She said that it was Dilip and me who have visited the muhurat event of Shahrukh Khan’s first film ‘Dil Aashna Hai”, this was the directorial debut of Hema Malini. The film released after SRK-Rishi Kapoor’s Deewana, because of which ‘Dil Aashna Hai’ didn’t credit as the debut film of Badshah Khan. “Dilip Saab gave the ceremonial clap. I have always said that if we had a son, he might have looked like Shah Rukh,” she was quoted saying.
Saira Banu also mentioned that Dilip Kumar and Shahrukh Khan are very alike and they both have similar hairs, that’s why I like to run my finger through SRK’s hair whenever we meet. She also recalled the time when Shahrukh visited unwell Dilip Sahab with his daughter Suhana at their house. That time Shahrukh asked her, ‘Aaaj aap mere baalon ko haath nahin laga rakhi hai?‘
Many people didn’t know that the Zero Actor has taken the autograph of Dilip Sahab on a life-sized poster of Salim-Anarkali and mounted it on the wall of his screening theatre.
Veteran actress Saira Banu also mentioned the relationship with the other two Khans and said Salman Khan and his family is always there for them and Aamir Khan is just like a ‘Call Away’ in any emergency.
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