The nation along with the Bollywood fraternity is mourning the death of one of the finest actors, Dilip Kumar. The actor breathed his last at PD Hinduja hospital at 7:30 AM on July 7, 2021. After the demise, the condolence messages came in order on social media. Joining the list, this time we saw actors Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra’s heart-touching post for the late actor on social media. Abhishek who also attended his funeral today reveals an unknown story of his life with Dilip Saab while Chopra shares his old interview and calling it ‘an end of an era’.
Junior Bachchan reveals that Dilip Kumar was supposed to play his father in his debut film, ‘Aakhri Mughal’ but the film never flagged off. Mentioning how he didn’t get the chance to work with the iconic Dilip Kumar, he wrote, “Dilip sahab was to play my father in the film. I clearly remember my father telling me that it took him over a decade to have the honour of sharing screen space with his idol. And here I was given that opportunity in my debut film. He told me to cherish this opportunity and to learn and observe as much as I could by watching the master at work. A film in which I get to work with my idol’s idol!! How lucky was I?”
“Sadly the film never got made and I never had the honour of being able to say that I've been in a film with the great Dilip Kumar Ji. Today, an entire era of cinema came to an end. Thankfully many generations will be able to watch and learn but most importantly enjoy and respect the immense talent of Dilip Sahab through his movies. We thank you for blessing us with your work, wisdom, talent and love. Rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Saira Ji and the family,” he continued.
On the other hand, Chopra who had also visited him during his ailing days shared an old interview from BBC along with a small clip of his film, Saudagar. She started her note with the film's dialogue which read, “हक़ हमेशा सर झुका के नहीं... सर उठा के मांगा जाता है|" - सौदागर” ALSO READ: Dilip Kumar Demise: Thespian Draped In National Flag For State Honour; Final Journey Of The National Hero Begins
The Quantico actor further said in Hindi that she considers herself lucky to have met Dilip Kumar. She also said Saira Banu and Dilip Saab have showered her with love and blessings. Chopra considers meeting the Devdas actor as one of her favourite moments in her life. ALSO READ: Dilip Kumar Demise: Saira Banu Is In A Daze And Lost; The National Hero To Go Out For the Last Time Looking His Best- EXCLUSIVE
“Yusuf Saab's contribution to the Arts is invaluable and irreplaceable. Today the curtains have come down on one of India’s greatest. An end of an era. My condolences to Saira ma’am and the family. Rest in peace,” PeeCee concluded her note. ALSO READ: Dilip Kumar Passes Away 1922-2021: Life Journey, Achievements And Career Timeline Of Bollywood's Tragedy King