Shatrughan Sinha is totally heartbroken. His co-actor of ‘Kranti’, Dilip Kumar – whom many say is the very best actor that Indian cinema has had until date – whom he revered has left the world of the residing (Dilip Kumar handed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021). Speaking to ETimes solely, Sinha stated, “The final Moghul of cinema has gone. We misplaced Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand in 1988 and 2011 respectively, and thoughts you, the injuries of these losses have not but healed. These three had such sturdy personalities. With the passing away of the rarest of uncommon actor Dilip Kumar, the present will go on however won’t ever be the identical once more.”
Shatrughan Sinha wonders why Dilip Kumar was largely restricted to being known as as ‘Tragedy King’. “He was a grasp at timing. And if you speak of timing, it means comedy; Dilip saab was equally good at comedy you probably have seen ‘Azaad’ and ‘Ganga Jamuna’. to call simply two.”
Sinha fondly remembers additionally how his son Kush was mesmerised when he first bought to know concerning the making of ‘Mughal-E-Azam’. “Dilip saab wore an 80 kg armour whereas doing a number of heavy-duty scenes. Aajkal toh shayyad aadhe kilo ka bhi koi nahin pehnta (These days, I do not assume they don even a 1/2 kg armor).”
Reminiscing the Thespian, Sinha recounts from the units of ‘Kranti’. “I’ll at all times cherish the back-hand praise Dilip saab gave me once we labored collectively. I used to be sitting behind him and he did not know that. Dilip saab was given a protracted dialogue to say and he simply saved it apart and stated ‘Kya aapne humko Shatrughan Sinha samajh liya hai jo itne lambe dialogues dus minute (10 minutes) mein yaad kar lunga?’ (Do you assume I am Shatrughan Sinha who can memorise lengthy dialogues in 10 minutes?) I bought up and instantly hugged him. He stated, ‘Nahi bhai, aap ke baare mein suna hai ki aap dus web page ke dialogues dus minute mein yaad kar lete ho’ (It is a truth and I’ve heard that you may ship 10 pages of dialogue in 10 minutes).”
And naturally, Sinha will always remember the go to he made together with his household only a day earlier than his son Kush’s wedding ceremony (January 2015)- see the image above. “Sairaji advised me that he’s unwell they usually will not be capable to attend. I advised her that we’re coming to their place in order that they will bless my son. We went there only a day earlier than Luv tied the knot. I’ll at all times have vivid recollections of Dilip saab placing his hand on my son’s head to provide him aashirwad,” and added, “Additionally, I keep in mind Dilip saab’s 94th birthday specifically. Dharmendra and I sat at his place for a very long time and chatted.”
Dilip Kumar liked not simply consuming meals but in addition making it, Sinha knowledgeable. “Add this to his poise and charm, to not neglect his noble social work when he served on the Nationwide Affiliation for the Blind. Many from all generations, together with his and those who got here later, have copied him. He was an establishment in true sense. If any individual tried to do any drama in life, he was advised ‘Kya tu apne aapko Dilip Kumar samajhta hai kya? (you are feeling you’re Dilip Kumar?)”
Final however undoubtedly not the least, Sinha sharply identified that Dilip Kumar was not conferred with the Bharat Ratna. “I do not need to examine Dilip saab to many others who have gotten the distinguished award,” he concluded. Dilip Kumar was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.