- Shah Rukh visited Dilip Kumar after he was discharged from the hospital
- 'He's promised to be more connected now,' says Saira Banu
- Aamir goes out of his way to comply with our request, she said
"Saab's taught me that it's important to be accessible to senior actors when they are old and ailing," she added. Dilip Kumar, 94, spent a few days in the hospital and returned home after making a satisfactory recover, his wife Saira Banu had said in her statement.
Saira Banu shared pictures of SRK's visit to their home on Tuesday and later told Mumbai Mirror: "I even saw him chanting a dua under his breath and blowing it on saab's face. He was there for saab's 89th birthday too and sat close to us, holding his hand and mine." On Twitter, Saira Banu said Shah Rukh was their "mooh-bola beta." She told Mumbai Mirror: "I have always said that if we had a son, he might have looked like Shah Rukh. Both he and saab are a lot alike and have similar hair, which is why I like to run my fingers through Shah Rukh's when we meet. This time he asked me, 'Aaj aap mere baalon ko haath nahin laga rahi hain?' I was happy to."
Here's what Saira Banu had posted on Dilip Kumar's official Twitter account:
With eight awards each, Shah Rukh Khan and Dilip Kumar share the record for the most wins in Filmfare Best Actor category - including for their common film Devdas. Dilip Kumar featured in the Bimal Roy-directed version while Shah Rukh Khan was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel of the same name.
Dilip Kumar, star of films like Ganga Jamuna, Mughal-E-Azam and Andaz, was last seen in Qila (1989). Shah Rukh's last film was Jab Harry Met Sejal and he's currently filming Aanand L Rai's untitled film.