This Article is From Dec 11, 2015

Dilip Kumar's Birthday Plans Cancelled But he's Celebrating on Twitter

Dilip Kumar's Birthday Plans Cancelled But he's Celebrating on Twitter

This image was posted on Twitter by Dilip Kumar

New Delhi: Indian cinema's grandest old man is celebrating his birthday on social media, more power. Screen legend Dilip Kumar is 93 today but has cancelled festivities because of the destruction caused in Chennai by rain. On Twitter, though, it's a different story. (Also Read: Dilip Kumar Cancels Birthday Plans, 'Saddened' by Chennai Floods)

'93 retweets tomorrow,' Dilip saab wrote while reposting this tweet from MouthShut boss Faisal Farooqui.



An early birthday wish came in from Javed Akhtar, who wrote several films that Dilip saab starred in - Kranti, Shakti, Duniya and Mashaal.



Days ago, Dilip Kumar announced in a series of tweets that he was cancelling birthday plans and that his wife Saira Banu, for one, wouldn't be too put out:









A year ago, Dilip saab had explained that Chennai stayed with him ever since he shot 1967 film Ram Aur Shyam there:



Dilip Kumar, real name Yusuf Khan, is considered one of the greatest actors to have worked in Indian cinema. His acclaimed bod of work includes films such as Madhumati, Naya Daur, Devdas and Mughal-E-Azam.