Dilip Kumar's Starry, Starry Night

Updated: June 10, 2014 10:08 IST

Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar's biography ‘The Substance And The Shadow' was launched at a star-studded event in Mumbai on June 9. The release of the biography, written by Uday Tara Nayar, was presided over by the who's who of Bollywood, many of them old-time colleagues of 91-year-old Dilip saab.

Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar's biography The Substance And The Shadow was launched at a star-studded event in Mumbai on June 9. The release of the biography, written by Uday Tara Nayar, was presided over by the who's who of Bollywood, many of them old-time colleagues of 91-year-old Dilip saab.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
The biography was officially launched by Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, who were joined by veteran actor Dharmendra and lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Actress Vyjayanthimala, who co-starred with Dilip saab in films like Naya Daur and Devdas, lit the lamp with Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Amitabh Bachchan was all suited up and looked festive.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Vyjayanthimala looked graceful in a bright Kanjeevaram sari.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan was accompanied by wife Kiran Rao and mother Zeenat Hussain.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Actress Madhuri Dixit arrived with husband Dr Sriram Nene. The actress looked beautiful as usual in a red and gold sari.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who came all the way from Barcelona where she was shooting for her upcoming film Dil Dhadakne Do, said she was "honoured" to be invited for the event. The actress was stunning in black and gold Sabyasachi.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Ambani matriarch Kokilaben was escorted by son Anil and daughter-in-law Tina.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Veteran actor Zeenat Aman looked gorgeous in a pale embroidered outfit.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Actor Sanjay Khan and wife Zarine caught up with colleague Dharmendra.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Actress Deepti Naval looked lovely in a white and gold sari.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Kathak legend Sitara Devi made a rare appearance in a wheelchair.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma looked very festive.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Sarod star Amjad Ali Khan and son Ayaan Ali Bangash arrived together.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Ritiesh Deshmukh, who is expecting his first child, was casually dressed and minus pregnant wife Genelia.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Filmmaker Karan Johar played host for the ceremony.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Veteran actor Jeetendra was also present at the occasion in a black bandhgala.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Actor Prem Chopra was also present.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Actor Danny Denzongpa was also among others who attended the ceremony.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali attended in a black and white kurta-pyjama.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Director-writer Rajkumar Hirani arrived in jacket and jeans.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Lyricist Javed Akhtar was also spotted at the launch.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
A smattering of political sparkle was brought by Congress leader Priya Dutt and her husband Owen Roncon.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Music director Anu Malik was also present with wife Anju.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Singer Shaan and composer Lalit Pandit were both in a combination of black and white.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Singer Pankaj Udhas and wife Farida were colour-coordinated in black.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Mandira Bedi looked beautiful in a sari of her own design.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Director Ayan Mukherji was also seen at the venue.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
Comedian Johny Lever arrived with a bouquet for Dilip saab.
Dilip Kumar\'s Starry, Starry Night
TV artists Kapil Sharma and Ali Asgar were also present to honour the veteran actor.

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