MUMBAI: When legendary actor Dilip Kumar got admitted in a hospital recently, the entire nation became worried. His health became a matter of concern for his fans and family who prayed day and night for his speedy recovery. Among many, there was even his ‘mooh-bola beta’, Shah Rukh Khan who expressed his worry. Now, that Dilip Kumar is back home and recovering well, the Jab Harry Met Sejal actor visited the 94-year-old veteran actor at his residence on Tuesday.
As the photos of his visit were shared by Dilip Kumar’s wife, Saira Banu on Twitter, Shah Rukh’s love and affection towards the superstar of 1960s was much evident. He also planted a soft kiss on the forehead of the iconic actor who has been dealing with old age complications for a long time now.
Sharing the photos, Saira Banu wrote, “Message from Saira Banu: Sahab’s mooh-bola beta-“son” @iamsrk visited Sahab today. Sharing some photos of the evening.” Also, the actor updated the fans of Dilip Kumar about his health as she tweeted, “2/ @iamsrk visited Sahab this evening. Sahab’s doing much better since return from the hospital. Shukar Allah.” Though in the photos, the Ram Aur Shyam actor still seems under the weather.
Shah Rukh Khan had few years back said in an interview, “Dilip sahab is more deserving than anybody else. Even words like ‘icon’ are very less for him. He is the forefather, the pillar of the film industry… Amongst the last few pillars left. I think what he has received is huge.”
Talking about Dilip Kumar, Shah Rukh had once said, “You can’t imitate Dilip sahib. No one can dare copy him and whoever does so, are idiots like me. I cannot become like Dilip sahib and can’t even think of it.” The actor stepped into the classic character of Devdas in 2002 which was earlier portrayed by Dilip Kumar in 1955 classic, directed by Bimal Roy.