On the birth anniversary of the legendary actor Pran, veteran actress Saira Banu took to Instagram to share heartfelt anecdotes about his cherished bond with her late husband, iconic actor Dilip Kumar. The veteran actress fondly reminisced about both the two recounting special onscreen and offscreen moments. In the heartfelt note, she extended birthday wishes to Pran and highlighted how Dilip Sahab spoke highly of their friendship.
The veteran actress wrote, "Happy Birthday Pran Sahab! Pran Sahab and Sahib remained close until the very end. Dilip Sahib always spoke very highly of Pran Sahab and to which he stated that "RAM AUR SHYAM WAS COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. Its work was a jolly experience for all of us. I was working with my friend Pran in Ram Aur Shyam and Aadmi at the same time. Pran and I were friends in the real sense of the term. We met at the work place and we met informally as often as we could either at his house or mine since we lived in the same locality: Bandra."
Reflecting on Dilip Sahab's memories with Pran on the sets of "Ram Aur Shyam," Saira Banu added, in his words, "At work, we were invariably pitted against each other - our characters were always caught in a conflict over something or the other. It used to be very amusing for onlookers to watch the change that would come over him when he faced the camera with me in the frame after all the friendliness and affection they had seen a while ago between us."
The legendary actress also shared fond memories of Dilip Kumar and Pran on the sets of Bimal Roy's "Madhumati" in a forest location where almost everybody else spoke in Bengali, while both Pran Sahab and Dilip Sahab conversed heartily in Punjabi. "He loved the evenings we spent sitting around a bonfire reciting exquisite poetry. We had some wonderful times in Madras when we were shooting for 'Ram Aur Shyam' and 'Aadmi.' We had just completed 'Dil Diya Dard Liya,' and the joke on the sets in Madras was 'Pran aap ka peecha hi nahin chodta.' It was fine with me and fine with him because we liked each other's company and respected each other as artists."
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