The much awaited autobiography of veteran actor Dilip Kumar, The Substance and The Shadow, was launched by the most prominent names of the Indian film industry like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Dharmendra, Priyanka Chopra, veteran actor Saira Banu and Udaya Tara Nayar. Not only the film industry, but every film loving person was pretty excited for this glorious event. The gorgeous star-studded evening was amazingly hosted by the talented film-maker Karan Johar. A glimpse of the glittery autobiography launch of veteran actor Dilip Kumar was a much awaited event of the Indian Film Industry.
This world event missed the presence of Lata Mangeshkar, the renowned classical singer, because of her health adversities. Although she decided to sing at this remarkable book launch, she could not attend it due to health related problems. From the golden era of Indian Cinema this historic event also saw the presence of many other celebrities like Zeenat Aman, Farida Jalal, Danny Denzongpa, Ayan Mukerji, Madhuri Dixit, and Rajkumar Hirani. The entire Indian movie fraternity was present to witness this remarkable book launch.
Saira Banu, the beautiful and gorgeous spouse of Dilip Kumar hoped that the readers of this book enjoy every word written inside it. She further stated that all the readers should visualize the content at a greater depth and feel the emotions. She mentioned that the entire book has such stories and events from the life pages of the reputed actor, which, the world has never heard before. Every chapter will unfold a new bit about Dilip Kumar as his 91 years of life history has been summarized inside this book. Chronicles and events from his childhood till the present age have been carefully brought to the readers by the reverend author. The launch of the autobiuography of Dilip Kumar was hosted in the majestic Grand Hyatt Hotel in Santa Cruz and was inaugurated by Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan and many such personalities.
Author Udaya Tara Nayar, has been a close friend of the family since many years. She penned down the various chapters from the actor’s life, his childhood, ups and downs, his struggle, career, and family in a well-crafted way. It was designated as a big day by the veteran actor Madhuri Dixit, who attended the evening with her husband Sriram Nene. For her, Dilip Kumar has been a role model, a persona of inspiration to every struggling actor of the Indian Film Industry. The event witnessed a huge number of fans and well-wishers of the actor. They gathered there not only to be a part of this delightful book launch event, but also to pray a long life of good health and prosperity for 91-year-old actor.
This mega launch of the autobiography of Dilip Kumar was unveiled by Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Saira Banu, Subhash Ghai and many such celebrities to pay a tribute to thespian Dilip Kumar. A paragraph from this much awaited book was read by Big B and Aamir Khan recited a poem, written by writer Prasoon Joshi. Other close friends like Dharmendra and Vyjayanthimala also spoke about Dilip Kumar in the event. It was made more technologically updated by running an amusing audio-visual 3D presentation of the actor’s life journey.
Opinion By Sunando Basu