Saira Banu: Dilip Kumar Waited Outside Theater For Amitabh Bachchan After Watching His Film Black
Pubnews: Saira Banu: Dilip Kumar Waited Outside Theater For Amitabh Bachchan After Watching His Film Black. Since becoming active on social media, Saira Banu has consistently shared intriguing anecdotes about her late husband, the renowned actor Dilip Kumar. Once again, she’s illuminated some delightful aspects of his relationship with fellow actor Amitabh Bachchan. Sharing snapshots of Dilip Kumar and Bachchan together, Saira Banu has unveiled the camaraderie that they shared. She begins by recounting that it was actor Om Prakash who initially introduced Dilip Kumar to the charismatic world of Amitabh Bachchan.
Saira recollects that Sahab, as she affectionately calls him, first heard about Amitabh Bachchan from his friend, actor Om Prakash ji. According to her, Om Prakash said to Dilip Kumar, “Oh, Yusuf Jaan, I am utterly astonished to discover such a young actor, for the first time in my career, whose eyes mirror yours. They possess a deep and penetrating gaze.” This led to an exchange of mutual admiration between Sahab and Amit ji. Saira further characterizes Sir as an incredibly gracious individual, always willing to play the role of a guiding figure for those who seek his counsel.
She proceeds to reminisce about an incident involving Salim-Javed, the acclaimed writer duo, who invited Amit ji to Sahab’s residence without a prior appointment. This was an unusual occurrence, and while Amit ji was fine with it, he discovered upon arrival that Sahab had retired for the night. Amit ji conveyed his presence to the security guard, who stated that Sahab was resting. Saira reveals that despite this, Amit ji chose not to disturb Sahab and instead opted to wait.
Saira recalls that Sahab conversed with Amit ji until morning. At one point, the lights in the living room were switched on, and Sahab’s personal attendant assisted him indoors. Sahab descended from his room, welcomed his friends, and engaged in conversations about bygone days until 4:00 in the morning. Amit ji once remarked, “The history of Indian cinema will be defined as ‘Before Dilip Sahab’ and ‘After Dilip Sahab’. Dilip Sahab stands as a pivotal milestone in our film industry.”
Saira discloses that Dilip Kumar held a deep admiration for Amitabh Bachchan’s work. She quotes Sahab saying, “I have personally and publicly lauded Amitabh’s achievements. During the premiere of ‘Black,’ he waited outside the theater until Amit ji emerged and then warmly grasped his hand. Amitabh shared that he didn’t utter a word, yet the intensity in Sahab’s eyes conveyed the most potent sentiments anyone had ever expressed to him.”
During Sahab’s hospitalization, Amit ji’s kindness shone through as he would unexpectedly visit in the evenings after his shooting. Saira emphasizes that Sahab found solace in his company, which contributed to his swift recovery and subsequent return home. These interactions remain etched as cherished memories for Saira Banu and the cinematic fraternity.