Dilip Kumar, who suffered a mild heart attack a few days back, is now out of danger and would probably be discharged from the Lilavati hospital sometime this week. Hoards of celebrity were seen visiting him at the hospital and many wished him good health through social media sites. But there was one star missing who claims to be the biggest admirer of Dilip Kumar. Yes, we are talking about none other than the Badshah of bollywood, Shahrukh Khan.
Shahrukh Khan was shooting in Dubai for Farah Khan's Happy New Year and has just returned to Mumbai. Shahrukh has always been very open about his feelings for Dilip Kumar and their connection go way back. In a recent interview with filmfare Shahrukh said "Actually, I knew Dilip saab as a kid. Dad knew him. They used to live in the same galli in Delhi. I've met Dilip saab many times in my childhood. We have been to his place often. Actually, Saira ji doesn't remember this but her medicines used to be sent by my aunt from London. Years later, when I was working with Ketan Mehta, I saw a picture of Dilip Kumar in his office and I was like oh! that's me. He looked so much like me in that picture. Or rather I looked so much like him. But my relationship with Dilip saab goes beyond films. Dilip saab and Saira ji have always thought of me as their son."
Well it would be interesting to see when Shahrukh goes to meet his favourite actor, Dilip kumar, whom he also considers a father figure. The closeness and the relation that the two share, one can expect Shahrukh to visit the legendary actor very soon. Go through the slides to view Shahrukh and Dilip Kumar pics.
Shahrukh and Dilip Kumar
Shahrukh says that his mother used to think that he looked exactly like Dilip Kumar.
Shahrukh Khan is feeding Dilip Kumar at the Iftaar party at his home.
The Devdas connection
Shahrukh Khan and Dilip Kumar have both portrayed the role of Devdas. Dilip Kumar acted in the movie in 1955 while Shahrukh did it more recently in 2002.
The Three Legends
Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan in a recent photoshoot celebrating the 100 years of bollywood.