“Directing Dilip Kumar was evolving process for me for 20 years in three films. Best I learnt from him in film making – ‘never loose dignity even in cheapest scene’ – that makes you a dignified director as well as a man,” Subhash Ghai posted on Facebook on Saturday.
Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Yusuf Khan, also known as ‘Tragedy King” , celebrated his 93rd birthday on Friday in a very quiet manner as a mark of solidarity towards the victims of the Chennai flood-hit paranoma.
He became a name to reckon with in the 1950s and 1960s through his performances in films like “Aan”, “Daag”, “Devdas”, “Madhumati”,”Paigham”, “Mughal-E-Azam”, “Ganga Jamuna”, “Leader” and “Ram Aur Shyam”.
In 1986, Subhash Ghai directed a film ‘Karma’ which also feature Dilip Kumar as star cast. It was his second great collaboration with him.
Subhash Ghai immensely respect Dilip Kumar not even on workfront but also in a very personal level.
After working for about six decades, Dilip Kumar called off the showbiz in 1998 after “Qila”.