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By Dilip Kumar, Udayatara Nayar

ISBN-10: 9381398968

ISBN-13: 9789381398968

An real, heartfelt and compelling narrative – immediately from the horse’s mouth – that finds for the 1st time a number of unknown facets of the existence and occasions of 1 of the best legends of all time who sticks out as a logo of secular India. Dilip Kumar (born as Yousuf Khan), who started as a diffident beginner in Hindi cinema within the early Nineteen Forties, went directly to reach the head of stardom inside of a short while. He got here up with spellbinding performances in a single hit movie after one other – in his nearly six-decade-long profession – at the foundation of his cutting edge power, choice, exertions and never-say-die attitude.

In this certain quantity, Dilip Kumar lines his trip correct from his beginning to the current. within the strategy, he candidly recounts his interactions and relationships with a wide selection of individuals not just from his relatives and the movie fraternity but additionally from different walks of lifestyles, together with politicians. whereas looking to set the checklist instantly, as he feels lot of what has been written approximately him thus far is ‘full of distortions and misinformation’, he narrates, in image element, how he acquired married to Saira Banu, which reads like a fairy tale!

Dilip Kumar relates, matter-of-factly, the development that modified his lifestyles: his assembly with Devika Rani, the boss of Bombay Talkies, whilst she provided him an appearing activity. His first movie used to be Jwar Bhata (1944). He info how he needed to study every little thing from scratch and the way he needed to strengthen his personal targeted histrionics and magnificence, which might set him except his contemporaries. After that, he quickly soared to nice heights with videos similar to Jugnu, Shaheed, Mela, Andaz, Deedar, Daag and Devdas. In those video clips he performed the tragedian with such depth that his psyche was once adversely affected. He consulted a British psychiatrist, who suggested him to modify over to comedy. the end result used to be impressive performances in snort riots resembling Azaad and Kohinoor, except a scintillating portrayal as a gritty tonga driving force in Naya Daur. After a five-year holiday he all started his ‘second innings’ with Kranti (1981), and then he seemed in a sequence of hits akin to Vidhaata, Shakti, Mashaal, Karma, Saudagar and Qila.

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