Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar starrer Shakti is considered as one of the cult-classics of Bollywood. While there are reports that a remake is being made of this Ramesh Sippy directorial, Dilip Kumar's wife and veteran actress Saira Banu reacted to it and told E Times, "What! Is it really happening? Such classics shouldn't be touch at all. How can you have people standing in for Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan who have so much of an aura and grace? I remember Kamal Amrohi wanted to remake my mother's film 'Pukar' wherein she had played Nur Jahan. Sohrab Modi had decided to produce the remake. They had come home to ask Dilip saab and me to play Nur Jahan and Jehangir. Dilip saab explained to them clearly that 'senior actors ka ek mukaam hota hai aur hamari rai yeh hai ki in an effort to remake 'Pukaar', aap is film ko haath na lagaye'."
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Speaking about Dilip Kumar's simplicity, she added, "He's someone who would pick up food from any of his staff's plates and eat. He would take a bidi from his staffer who was already smoking it. Unko zindagi mein koi bhi nakhre nahi hain. His suits were out of the world but his real self would relax in a white kurta-pyjama. Jo khaana de doh unko, un mein khush rehte hain. Also, he himself can cook many things. He loves eggs, he knows how to make at least a dozen kind of omelettes. But he wants his food very hot; in fact there's a running joke in our family- we say unki chai ko kambal odhna chahiye when it comes to his morning tea (laughs). The same applies to his soup. Even his sisters and brothers like their food very hot. I used to tell him that so much heat in food and tea is not good for his health, but he doesn't like it much even if it is lukewarm. But his simplicity has cost him."
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