New Delhi, Dec 11 Dilip Kumar celebrated his 89th birthday Sunday and celebrities like Deep Mehta, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar wished him and showered praise on the legend.
Bollywood took to twitter to express its love and fondness for the thespian, known for his memorable performances in “Amar”, “Madhumati”, “Devdas”, “Shaheed”, “Leader”, “Daag”, “Naya Daur” and “Mughal-E-Azam”.
This is what the celebs have to say about Peshawar, now in Punjab, born Yusuf Khan, who was introduced to the Hindi film industry as Dilip Kumar by Devika Rani.
Deepa Mehta: Many Happy Returns Dilip Saheb. You made me cry in ‘Andaz’, laugh in ‘Leader’, mesmerize me in ‘Gunga Jumuna’ and then supported my ‘Fire’ from ire.
Boman Irani: A country proudly celebrates the birthday of its beloved son, Dilip Saab! Your grace, inspiration and genius makes us a prouder nation!
Javed Akhtar: Saalgiraah mubaarak Dilip saheb. Sir, you are the ultimate. Mera aqeedat bhara salaam qubool kijiye.
Shabana Azmi: Saalgirah Mubarak Dilip Saheb. For all the pleasure you have given your chahnewalas (fans) through myriad roles a heartfelt thank you. Aap apni misaal hain (you are an icon).
Farhan Akhtar: Happy Birthday to Dilip saab… truly the greatest ever. An actor can learn so much from watching his films.
Mahesh Bhatt: Happy birthday Dilip Saab!
Riteish Deshmukh: Today is a day I will remember forever-I held Dilip saabs hand-kissed it n wished him (his Birthday eve). The greatest actor. A true LEGEND.
Priyanka Chopra: Happy bday Yusuf saheb.
Dilip Kumar and actress wife Saira Bano had organised a birthday bash on the eve of the actor’s birthday and the party saw the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Dimple Kapadia, Mahesh Bhatt among others.