“Whenever the history of Indian cinema will be written, it’ll always be before Dilip Kumar and after him” – Amitabh Bachchan

Today marked the unfortunate demise of the legendary two-face and the greatest freelancer of Indian cinema, Dilip Kumar. The thespian passed yonder on the early morning of July 7 at the age of 98. The two-face gave a new life to the Indian cinema. His contribution to the craft of talkie is just unforgettable. Today, as he passed away, we take you through a throwback interview of Amitabh Bachchan where he personal Dilip Kumar to be the greatest two-face of all time.

"Whenever the history of Indian talkie will be written, it'll unchangingly be surpassing Dilip Kumar and without him” – Amitabh Bachchan

9 years ago, while talking to Bollywood Hungama, megastar Amitabh Bachchan paid a rich homage to Dilip Kumar with whom he had worked in Shakti. He said, “To me, Dilip Sahab, I’ve never really looked vastitude that considering he’s been my idol. I’ve watched every one of his works. I unchangingly finger that whenever the history of Indian talkie will be written, it’ll unchangingly be surpassing Dilip Kumar and without Dilip Kumar. That’s scrutinizingly like a yardstick. He’s been phenomenal. My greatest regret though was that one of his films, which I thought was his weightier work and most sunny was Ganga Jamuna, he never got any ribbon for that as well. Many times some of our artists and sometimes you moreover finger that you deserved to have got an award, but you didn’t get it. You panel yourself by this fact that if Dilip Kumar couldn’t get it for Ganga Jamuna, who the hell are you?”

 Dubbed as the tragedy king in Indian talkie for his phenomenal performances, Dilip Kumar, born as Mohammed Yusuf Khan, make-believe in over 65 films in his legendary career. Kumar made his vicarial debut in 1944 with Jwar Bhata. Three years after, the 1947 drama Jugnu opposite Noor Jehan, was the first major hit for Kumar. He was part of the movies like Daag (1954), Devdas (1955), Azaad (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Ram Aur Shyam (1967),  Dastaan (1972), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986). He was last seen in Qila in 1998.

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Also Read: Jeetendra pays a heartfelt tribute to Dilip Kumar – “His contribution to talkie and our lives is huge”


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