Bollywood thespian’s much awaited biography will only be out early next year
Dilip Kumar’s biography, which was earlier scheduled to be released on his 91st birthday, yesterday will now come out early next year. This biography is written by author Uday Tara Nayar, who is also a close family friend of the veteran star is ready. It is likely to be released in January or in the beginning of February in the new year. Dilip Kumar turned 91 yesterday. Saira said that they had planned to release this book on 11.12.13, a special date, but could not do so because of the legend’s weak health. “Actually, we were planning to launch Dilip Sahab’s biography today (on his birthday) and everybody said that it is a very special date, but unfortunately, we could not as he fell ill. Now, Inshallah, we will launch the biography in January end or in the beginning of February next year. We have celebrated this birthday quietly with close friends, family and a team of doctors because we don’t want to put much strain on him.” Saira told reporters here yesterday at a party held at the star’s Pali Hill residence to celebrate the actor’s birthday.
The two-part book focuses on the actor’s nine-decade long journey, his love story with Saira Banu, some untold stories as well as rare pictures of the yesteryear star and his family members. In the past, three books on Dilip Kumar by Vinita Lamba, Sanjit Nawrekar and Lord Meghnad Desai were published. While yesterday was a quiet birthday party with close friends and yesteryear celebs in attendance there are plans for a grand party for the film fraternity during the launch of his biography. Saira Banu said, “If you (reporters) remember two years back we had a grand celebration of his birthday. Everyone came and spent time with him. So, Inshallah, we will invite all the industry people at the book launch.”
This definitely will be a one party to watch out for after all it is celebration of one of the living legends of Indian silver screen – Dilip Kumar!