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Shah Rukh meets his idol Dilip Kumar, candid picture goes viral

MUMBAI: Dilip Kumar holds an iconic status in the Indian film industry and actors of the yore as well as contemporary respect him equally. Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan is one of them.

Khan visited the veteran actor at latter’s residence yesterday and the candid picture of the meeting is now making rounds on the internet.

Shah Rukh, whom Dilip and his wife Saira Banu consider their ‘mooh-bola beta’, visited the actor to check on his health. The two also posed for a picture together which was shared on Dilip Kumar’s Twitter handle.

Dilip Kumar Shah Rukh Khan
The picture shared Dilip Kumar’s Twitter handle

In the picture, an elated and humbled SRK holds the hand of a frail-looking Dilip Saab who can be seen donning a kurta and a shawl.

Saira Banu earlier said that SRK had promised ‘to be more connected’ to them. “Shah Rukh was the one who was difficult to reach over the last two-three years. When I pointed this out to him, he admitted that he has been out of the country on shoots a lot but promised to be more connected now,” she had told Mumbai Mirror.

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A file photo.

Shah Rukh Khan stepped into Dilip Kumar’s shoes when he played the role of Devdas. Dilip Kumar played Devdas in the Bimal Roy-directed 1955 film while SRK featured as Devdas in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 film.

SRK and Dilip Kumar also share the record for the most Filmfare Best Actor wins.

In one of his previous interviews to news agency PTI, Shah Rukh had said that Dilip Kumar is the ‘pillar of the film industry.’ SRK also covered a special edition of Filmfare magazine (the 100 years of Indian cinema issue) with Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.

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