Veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s autobiography was launched at a star-studded event in Grand Hyatt, Santa Cruz, Mumbai on Monday. The Bollywood stars including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, veteran actor Dharmendra, superstar Aamir Khan, Zeenat Aman, Vyjyanthimala, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit among others launched the autobiography of Bollywood’s tragedy king Dilip Kumar titled, ‘The Substance And The Shadow’ is penned by author Udaytara Nayar and she was eagerly awaited by the fans and even the B’Town celebs.
Celebrities from all walks of life attended the autobiography launch of thespian Dilip Kumar. Vyjayanthimala, Dilip saab’s co-star from movies like Naya Daur and Devdas, lit the inaugural lamp with actresses Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra. Filmmaker Karan Johar played Master of Ceremonies.
“Dilip saab is one personality without whose name the film industry is incomplete. I feel myself extremely lucky that I have been invited for this event. I have seen all his films and I really admire him.” said Priyanka Chopra.
Aamir recited a poem penned by Prasoon Joshi on the occasion, said that he is the biggest fan of the actor in the film industry. Madhuri Dixit said she was looking for ward to reading the book.
I am feeling on top of the world today. This is a dream come true for me. Please pray that the dedication with which we have written the book, it is received by the readers in the same way.” said Dilip Kumar’s wife and veteran actress Saira Banu.
Dilip, who was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan, made his cinematic debut with the 1944 movie ‘Jwar Bhata’. He has been part of movies like ‘Naya Daur’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Madhumati’ and ‘Mughal-E-Azam’.