Dilip Kumar

  • Dilip Kumar's ancestral home declared national heritage in Pakistan July 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared as national heritage the ancestral home in Peshawar of Hindi moviedom's thespian actor Dilip Kumar. He has directed the ministry of information, broadcasting and national heritage to acquire the house. The prime minister's approval was sent to the information ministry, which has forwarded...
  • Why Dilip Kumar and Madhubala's marriage did not happen June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Dilip Kumar and Madhubala would have been together had her father not tried to make a business venture out of their proposed marriage which did not go down well with the actor, who did not want someone else to dictate his career choices. In his just-released autobiography 'Dilip Kumar:...
  • Dilip Kumar reveals why he once refused to work with Saira Banu June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: It is one of the most enduring marriages in Bollywood but Dilip Kumar reveals that though aware of her 'crush' on him, he annoyed Saira Banu by refusing to work with her in films as he thought she was too young to pair with him on screen. The actress,...
  • Prasoon Joshi calls his special poem for Dilip Kumar his 'tribute to the legend' June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Celebrated writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi, who penned a special poem for the launch of Dilip Kumar's autobiography, says it was his way of paying tribute to the living legend. The autobiography, "The Substance and The Shadow" compiled by Udaya Tara Nayar, was launched at a glittering ceremony here Monday evening. At the...
  • Indian film industry's iconic personalities get together to launch Dilip Kumar's autobiography June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The stage glittered as Hindi cinema icons like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Aamir Khan, 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...
  • Lata Mangeshkar to sing, Karan Johar to host Dilip Kumar's biography launch event June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: It will be one momentous night. Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar will sing, filmmaker Karan Johar will host and stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan will launch Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar's long-awaited biography here June 9. The biography, 'Substance And The Shadow', will be launched at a hotel here,...
  • Dilip Kumar's autobiography narrates details of his career, marriage and 'bitter break-up' with Madhubala June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Thespian actor Dilip Kumar narrates in detail his wedding to yesteryear Bollywood hearthrob Saira Banu in an autobiography set for launch in Mumbai on June 7. Numerous unknown aspects of the life and times of the cinematic legend, who began as a "diffident novice" in Hindi cinema in the early...
  • Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan to launch Dilip Kumar's biography May 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan will launch legendary actor Dilip Kumar's biography next month. The biography 'Substance and Shadow', authored by Uday Tara Nayar, was earlier scheduled to release on Kumar's 91st birthday last year, but will be now unveiled on June 9. Writer Uday Tara Nayar is also a...
  • BJP candidate booked as Rs 1 lakh recovered from a car engaged in his campaign April 23, 2014

    BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Kishanganj in Bihar Dilip Kumar Jaiswal has been booked along with four others after Rs 1 lakh cash was allegedly recovered from a car engaged in his campaign. An FIR has been registered against Jaiswal and four of his supporters with Tinghal police station after the cash...
  • V Babasaheb, cinematographer for 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Ganga Jumna' passes away at 97 April 5, 2014

    His resume would have been enviable, had he ever made one. Cinematographer V Babasaheb, who worked on iconic Bollywood films that spanned over six decades, such as, 'Seema', 'Daag', 'Baadal', 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka', 'Ganga Jumna' and 'Akhir Kyon', passed away on Saturday morning at his hometown,...
  • My mother is the most beautiful woman in the world: Amitabh Bachchan February 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been a huge inspiration for many, says his parents were his "greatest inspiration" and that he feels his mother was "the most beautiful woman". "For me. inspiration comes from different fields. When it comes to my work, I look up to Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman...
  • Ex-bureaucrat, former policeman to work for Aam Aadmi Party for Re 1 January 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two former top government officials, including a bureaucrat, are to help the AAP government in Delhi realise its promise of 'swaraj' and monitor the anti-corruption helpline for the people - at a token salary of Re 1 a month. Former Madhya Pradesh chief secretary SC Behar, the man behind...
  • Salman is the number one hero, SRK is charming: Aamir Khan December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan, who has been ruling Bollywood along with Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan for over 20 years, says there is no secret formula behind their long and successful innings in the industry. Aamir, who often draws comparison from the two Khans in terms of ranking...
  • Dilip Kumar's biography out early 2014: Saira Banu December 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar's biography, which was earlier scheduled to be released on his 91st birthday, will now come out early next year, said his wife and yesteryear actress Saira Banu. The biography, written by author Uday Tara Nayar, who is also a close family friend of the Bollywood thespian,...
  • Dilip Kumar turns 91, to celebrate birthday with family December 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who turned 91 Wednesday, will have a quiet celebration with close friends, family and a team of doctors, says his wife Saira Banu. "I only want to thank Allah for whatever he has given us. We will have a great celebration with family members and around...
  • I'm still waiting to work with Dilip Kumar: Asha Parekh December 7, 2013

    Mumbai: From evergreen Dev Anand to superstar Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh has worked with most leading stars of Indian cinema except Dilip Kumar and the 71-year-old veteran actress confesses that she is still waiting to work with the thespian. She got great opportunities to work with Shammi Kapoor in hits 'Dil...
  • Saira and I mean more to each other now: Dilip Kumar October 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Thespian Dilip Kumar, who celebrates his 47th wedding anniversary with Saira Banu Friday, says their bond is more meaningful and stronger than ever before. He has also thanked his fans for their prayers. "Saira and I will spend the day in quiet acknowledgement of what we mean to each other,...
  • Dilip Kumar's biography set for October release October 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood veteran Dilip Kumar's biography, which is almost ready, is likely to be launched this month, said the author of the book Uday Tara Nayar, also a close family friend of the legend. Earlier, it was reported that the biography was to be launched on Dilip Kumar`s 90th birthday on...
  • Snapshot: Dilip Kumar discharged from hospital, smiles at fans September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was recuperating in Mumbai's Lilavati hospital after suffering a heart attack on September 15, has been finally discharged from the hospital. Owning to an improvement in his health condition, the actor was finally discharged after being in the hospital for 10 days. His...
  • Dilip Kumar discharged from hospital September 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, who was recuperating at the Lilavati Hospital here, was today discharged following improvement in his condition. The 90-year-old thespian was kept in the intensive care unit (ICU) for ten days after he suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) on September 15. The veteran actor had...
  • Dilip Kumar likely to be discharged from the hospital on Thursday September 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was undergoing treatment at Lilavati Hospital after a heart attack, will be discharged Thursday, said Murshid Khan. Murshid Khan is manager of Dilip Kumar's wife and actress Saira Banu. "Dilip Kumar is absolutely fine and he will be discharged tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon," Murshid Khan told IANS. The...
  • Dilip Kumar likely to be discharged in two days September 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who is recuperating at a city hospital here, is likely to be discharged in the next two days, sources said. The veteran actor was admitted to Lilavati Hospital on September 15 after he complained of uneasiness. The doctors had later said that the thespian had...
  • Kamini Kaushal to be honored with Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award September 24, 2013

    Gurgaon: Veteran actress Kamini Kaushal will get the Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award by the late astronaut's father BL Chawla here on Wednesday. Kamini Kaushal, 86, has starred in films like 'Neecha Nagar', 'Shaheed', 'Nadiya Ke Paar', 'Shabnam' and 'Aarzoo'. She has worked with actors like Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dilip...
  • Dilip Kumar's health condition stable, interacts with Amitabh Bachchan September 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday met veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who is steadily recovering after a heart attack, in Lilavati Hospital here. "Mr. Bachchan came to meet Dilip Kumar today around 7 p.m. they chatted for around half and hour. As far as Dilip Kumar's health is concerned he is...
  • Dilip Kumar recovering, shifted out of ICU September 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was under observation in the intensive care unit of Lilavati hospital following a heart attack, was Sunday shifted out after improvement in his health, said Murshid Khan, an aide. Khan is the manager of Dilip Kumar's wife and yesteryear actress Saira Banu. "Dilipji is absolutely fine...
  • Thank you for your prayers and love, tweets Dilip Kumar September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Dilip Kumar has expressed his gratitude towards his fans and well wishers who have wished for his good health. The actor tweets, "Thank you for your prayers and love. Resting in the hospital." A video link has also been given with Dilip Kumar's tweet which shows Saira Banu feeding...
  • Dilip Kumar stable, to be discharged soon September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is stable and is likely to be discharged from Lilavati Hospital here soon. "He is fine now and he will be shifted from the ICU (intensive care unit) to the general ward soon. Most probably he will be discharged in the next three to four days,"...
  • Anurag Kashyap apologises for Dilip Kumar tweet September 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has apologised for posting an incorrect tweet about legendary actor Dilip Kumar. The 'Gangs of Wasseypur' helmer had earlier taken to Twitter to condole the death of Kumar, 90. But he was quick to correct his mistake, which he attributed to text messages he received...