Veteran actor Dilip Kumar cancels 90th birthday celebrations
Bollywood buzz state that veteran actor Dilip Kumar has announced to cancel the celebrations of his 90th birthday party, saying that he and his wife Saira Banu are yet to recover from the demise of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, Yash Chopra and Rajesh Khanna
The 89-years-old actor wrote on his blog, “It is appalling how few in the print media take the liberty nowadays to print quotes that spring from the imagination of the scribe. It shocked me and Saira to read newspaper reports with imaginary quotes from Saira about plans to celebrate my birthday!”
He further writes, “We have yet to recover from the shock of the passing away of my dear friend Yash Chopra who was by my side when I blew away the candles on my birthday cake last year and stayed on till the wee hours, sharing the family’s happiness.”
In 2011, Dilip Kumar has a he birthday party at his residence at Pali Hill in Bandra.
He said, “We are deeply grieving the passing of Balasaheb Thackeray who I always thought was not a Tiger but a Lion… Rajesh Khanna who was with us at our party last year is no more with us. And Dara Singh who wished me so warmly on my birthday last year is not with us anymore.”
He further said, “A friend I am missing is NKP Salve, a stalwart of the Indian National Congress, who shared my love for the game of cricket and initiated me into the legalities of taxation with his command over Law and Accountancy. With so many dear friends gone this year, how can we even think of a celebration?”