“Peerless Icon Inspiring Generations” Book Launched on Dilip Kumar
Book launched on the vetran actor ‘Dilip Kumar’ written by Trinetra Bajpai, Anshula Bajpai.
The book with an Foreword by the legend himself/his celebrity wife Saira Banu and introduction by veteran journalist Ali Peter John endeavors to take the readers on fascinating journey unveiling the numerous facets of the magnificent personal of the legend.
“Few actors become legends in their own life times—Dilip Kumar is one of them. Mohammad Yusuf Khan or better known by his screen name Dilip Kumar, is not merely a living legend who has straddled the celluloid firmament like a colossus over the last five decades—he is far above that unattainable peak of fame. Instead he is on a loftier pedestal in the hearts of legions of admirers encompassing several generations. With the millions of hearts he has stolen with his charm and romantic style it is then little wonder that so many years later the legendary thespians work continues to be both admired and studied by actors even now. Lavishly illustrated with over a hundred rare and familiar pictures, this comprehensive book includes chapters on Dilip Kumars early years and family, his evolution as an actor, an exhaustive filmography, his relationship with his contemporaries and colleagues, his romances and eventual marriage to Saira Banu, which has stood the test of time. Trinetra and Anshula Bajpai have produced an unputdownable book, filled with movies and memories, written in a style that carries the reader through over fifty of Hindi cinemas most memorable years. With an Introduction by veteran journalist Ali Peter John, Dilip Kumar: Peerless Icon Inspiring Generations promises to take you on a fascinating up close and personal journey which will unveil the many facets of the magnificent personality of this legend. Come discover Dilip Kumar..”
That is how the-retired Bollywood icon, real name Muhammed Yusuf Khan, is described in a synopsis attributed on publisher Bloomsbury’s website for new book titled Dilip Kumar: Peerless Icon Inspiring Generations.
The Bajpais’ book was launched in Mumbai yesterday at the Title Wave Book Store, and many Bollywood celebrities were present. Along with yester-years beauty and a wife of Dilip Kumar Saira Banu. There were Prem Chopra, Ranjit, and Nimmi.
Among them was veteran Dharmendra, who paid a loving tribute to Dilip Kumar, now aged 96.