The stage glittered with the presence of Hindi cinema icons like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Aamir Khan, when the trio, along with veteran actress Saira Banu and author Udaya Tara Nayar, launched thespian Dilip Kumar's long-awaited autobiography "The Substance and The Shadow" in his presence here Monday evening.
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was slated to sing at the event, couldn't make it.
From Zeenat Aman, Danny Denzongpa, Farida Jalal, and Vyjayanthimala to Subhash Ghai, Ayan Mukerji, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajkumar Hirani, Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra attended the gala.
Dilip Kumar's wife Saira Banu, who looked resplendent in a green sari, was overwhelmed to see the fraternity's participation in the event, which saw Karan Johar as a host. She hoped the book is appreciated.
Lata Mangeshkar, who is close to Dilip Kumar's family, had given her consent to perform at the event, but if sources are to be believed, her ill health didn't allow her to be present.
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