Bollywood Actor The Unfortunate Death of Legendary
Bollywood woke up to the unfortunate news of the death of legendary actor Dilip Kumar at the age of 96. He breathed his last at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai around dawn on Wednesday after a long illness. The sad news has been confirmed through his official Twitter account. The announcement was made by Faisal Farooqi, a family friend who regularly posts on behalf of the late actor and his wife Saira Bano. Since then, many celebrities and politicians have been paying their last respects to him on social media. Actor Subhash Ghai who worked with him in hit movies like Saudagar, Biodata, and Karma also went on social media to pay his respects.
Subhash Ghai lamented that he was “deeply saddened” by the news and called the death “the saddest day of his life.” According to him, it was a “personal loss. Ghai’s Saudagar is the last film where Dilip Kumar and Raj Kumar worked together. Earlier, the two actors had acted in the film Paigam in 1959 where Dilij played the role of Raja’s younger brother. During the shooting of a scene, Raj had to slap Dilip, and he penetrated so deep into the scene that he slapped Dilip in the face. The move shocked Dilip. Although it was never clear that Raj Kumar intentionally slapped Dilip or accidentally, Dilip promised never to work with him in the future. The two actors have not been seen together in any film for almost 30 years. However, Guy took the risk of going to the actors to work in Saudagar. Although the director’s well-wishers advised him against taking the risk, he did not heed their advice and following his knowledge he made history by putting them together.
Subhash Ghai went to Dilip Kumar with the script, he liked the story and gave permission to work on the film. By the time he asks Ghai, who is playing the role of another friend, he has already left Dilip’s house. Later, Ghai went to Raj Kumar’s house with the script and he asked the same question. In it, the actor told him that no big actor is willing to work with him so Dilip will play the role. Reacting to the statement, the actor later said that he only considers Dilip as an actor in the Hindi film world. After that, Ghai again went to Dilip’s house and informed him that Raj Kumar was his fan. Hearing this, Dilip was free, and the two worked exclusively in the film together.