In an unique dialog with our colleague ‘ETimes’, Shatrughan Sinha mentioned, ‘We misplaced Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand in 1988 and 2011, our wounds had been not even healed but. Now the final king of cinema can also be gone. The personalities of all three had been very robust. Dilip Kumar was a uncommon actor, his demise has given a deep shock. It is true that the present will go on, however it’ll by no means be the similar once more.
‘Shocked at not being given Bharat Ratna’
Shatrughan Sinha has expressed surprise over Dilip Kumar not being given the ‘Bharat Ratna’ award. He mentioned, ‘I do not need to examine Dilip sahib with anybody else, however there are various others who’ve acquired this coveted honour.’ Dilip Kumar was honored with Padma Bhushan by the authorities in 1991. In 1994, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, whereas in 2015, Dilip Kumar was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.
‘Not simply tragedy, Dilip Sahab was additionally an skilled in comedy’
Shatrughan Sinha additional mentioned that Dilip Kumar has at all times been referred to as the ‘Tragedy King’, whereas his on-screen timing was superb. When the timing is sweet, it’s comedy. Shatrughan additional says that Dilip sahib was equally adept at doing comedy. He additionally cited the instance of movies like ‘Azad’ and ‘Ganga Jamna’.
During the shoot of Kranti it was mentioned – I’m some Shatrughan Sinha…
Shatrughan Sinha labored with Dilip Kumar in the movie ‘Kranti’. Talking about the reminiscences related to the movie, Shatrughan says, ‘When we had been working collectively, Dilip sahib had praised me. I’ll at all times cherish him. I was sitting behind him on the set and he did not know I was there. The director had given a protracted dialogue to Dilip Sahab and he noticed that dialogue and stored it apart. Then he mentioned, do you suppose I’m Shatrughan Sinha who can memorize lengthy dialogues in 10 minutes? Hearing this from Dilip sahib, I bought up from behind and instantly hugged him. He informed me, no brother, it is a reality and I’ve heard that you could ship a 10-page dialogue in 10 minutes.’
‘Will at all times keep in mind these two conferences with Dilip Sahab’
In the 12 months 2015, when Shatrughan Sinha’s son Kush was married, in the future earlier than the wedding ceremony ceremony, he and his household went to meet Dilip Sahab. Shatrughan Sinha says, ‘Certainly, I’ll always remember that day. Sairaji informed me that Dilip Sahab is not feeling effectively and he’ll not give you the chance to attend the wedding ceremony. I informed him that we’re coming to his home in order that he can bless the son. We went there only a day earlier than the wedding ceremony ceremony. Dilip sahib had blessed my son by putting his hand on his head. Also, I particularly keep in mind Dilip sahab’s 94th birthday. Dharmendra and I sat at his home for a very long time and stored speaking.