Saira began off by saying that it was actor Om Prakash who first informed Dilip Kumar about Huge B.
“Sahib bought to listen to of Amitabh Bachchan from his good friend, actor Om Prakash Ji- “Oh! Yousuf Jaan, I’m so amazed to discover a younger man, an actor for the primary time in my profession who has the identical intense, piercing look in his eyes as YOU!” There started a mutual admiration between Sahib and Amit Ji. Amit Ji mentioned that Sahib is an exceptionally good human being. He at all times performs the daddy determine for anyone in search of his steerage,” mentioned Banu.
She additional recalled an incident and added, “Sooner or later, late at evening, the writer-duo Salim-Javed egged Amit Ji to go to Sahib’s home with out a prior appointment. Amit Ji was reluctant, because it had by no means been his behavior to take such liberties, particularly with elders. They mentioned it was alright, drove over to Sahib’s bungalow and learnt from the watchman that Sahib had retired for the day and was in his bed room. Amit Ji informed Salim-Javed that they need to go away, however they requested the watchman to tell Sahib that his buddies have been over to see him.”
Saira mentioned that ‘Sahib’ chit-chatted with them until wee hours within the morning. Including additional she mentioned, “The very subsequent second, the lights have been switched on in the lounge and his private valet ushered them inside. Sahib got here downstairs from his bed room, all smiles. He was hospitable even at that unearthly hour, regaled them with previous anecdotes till 4:00 within the morning and the trio reluctantly took go away of Sahib. Such was his care and heat. Amit Ji as soon as mentioned, “The history of Indian Cinema shall be ‘before Dilip Sahib’ and ‘after Dilip Sahib’, because of his impeccable presence. When you measure a journey, you never change the milestone. Dilip Sahib is that milestone in our film industry”.”
Dilip Kumar was an admirer of Bachchan, revealed Saira. “Sahib has lauded Amitabh’s work personally and publicly. On the premiere of BLACK, he waited outdoors the theatre till Amit Ji emerged, after which walked as much as him, held his fingers warmly and seemed into his eyes for what appeared an eternity. Amitabh says, “I did not speak a word, but his eyes spoke the most eloquent words that anyone ever spoke to me”. Later, every time Sahib bought hospitalised at ‘Lilavati Hospital’, it was so form of Amit Ji that after his capturing, he would pay a shock go to to Sahib within the night. Sahib positively felt higher in his firm and bought dwelling quickly. This was at all times a memorable occurring.”
Bachchan and Dilip Kumar had shared display area collectively in ‘Shakti’.