Today marks the unfortunate death of legendary actor and great collaborator of Indian cinema Dilip Kumar. Thispian died at the age of 98 on the morning of July 7. The actor has given new life to Indian cinema. His contribution to film craftsmanship is unforgettable. Today, when he passed away, we will take you through the throwback interview of Amitabh Bachchan, where Dilip Kumar was always mentioned as a great actor.
9 years ago, while talking to Bollywood Hungama, megastar Amitabh Bachchan paid a great tribute to Dilip Kumar who worked in Shakti. He said, “For me, Dilip Sahab, I have not seen beyond that he is my idol. I have seen his every work. Whenever the history of Indian cinema is written, I always think it will be before Dilip Kumar and after Dilip Kumar. It is almost like a yardstick. .He is extraordinary.My great regret is that one of his paintings, I thought it was his best work and the most brilliant Ganga Jamuna, he never got the award.Many times some of our artists and sometimes you think you deserve the award, but you don’t get it. If Dilip Kumar can’t get it for Ganga Jamuna, who are you? ”You consoled yourself.
Dilip Kumar, known as the tragic king of Indian cinema for his brilliant performance, was born as Mohammad Yusuf Khan, who has acted in over 65 films in his epic career. Kumar starred with Jwar Bhata in 1944. Three years later, the first big hit for Kumar was the 1947 drama Jugnu opposite Noor Jehan. He is a Dog (1954), Devdas (1955), Azad (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Ram ur Shyam (1967), Dastan (1972), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986). He last appeared in Kila in 1998.