Saira Banu has been keeping a low profile after the death of Dilip Kumar. Now, in an interview with Etimes, she talked about coping with the loss and why she has kept herself in a "shell". Saira Banu said, "I am extremely distressed; I cannot get out of the loss. How do I get out of it? I just can't. I was doing everything very happily too. Everything was so fine, just the two of us together. I loved sitting at home with Sahab. Anyway, I am not an outgoing person or a party person. Today, I don't want to step out." When asked until when she will keep herself inside the house, Saira Banu said, "I don't know, maybe until I don't feel distressed. No point in stepping out when..."
Saira Banu concluded by saying, "I wouldn't feel lost. It is just that I need Sahab so desperately in my life. Frankly, yes, I am not mingling with people. Maybe only with my immediate friends. I am lucky that a lot of people are so concerned about me. But for now, I am doing a lot of meditation and prayer."
Saira Banu was standing by Dilip Kumar' side through his tough times. Dilip Kumar died at Hinduja Hospital on July 7, 2021, at 98. He died after a prolonged illness in addition to testicular cancer and pleural effusion.
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu got married in October 1966. They worked in films like Sagina Mahato, Sagina, and Gopi.