Bollywood’s who-is-who attended the launching ceremony of Mohammd Yousuf Khan’s biography “Dilip Kumar: ‘The Substance and the Shadow'” co-written by Udaya Tara Nayar yesterday at Mumbai. The 91 year old Dadasaheb Phalke winner was showered praises and love by colleagues and admirers like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Subhash Ghai, Salim Khan, Javed Akhtar, Zeenat Aman, Vijayanthimala, wife Saira Banu, Anil Ambani, Danny Denzongpa, Jeetendra, Dharmendra, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Ustad Amjad Alikhan, Sanjay Bhansali, Raju Hirani and several others.
“This evening is special and we hope everyone likes his biography. I am feeling great today. It is a dream come true to me. Everyone will know about his childhood, growing up years and you will hear it from him. For the first time he has spoken about it,” said wife Saira Banu.
“It is a big day and I am big fan of Yusuf sahab. It is a memorable day. He is such an inspirational figure to me right through my career. I have learnt so much from him. Every time I watch his work I feel am discovering him each time. I am thrilled to be here, “I am looking forward to read the book where we will get to know about his life, his experiences and it will be an opportunity for me to learn something from this,” said Aamir Khan after reading a poem written by Prasoon Joshi on the occasion.
“It is a great honour to be here. He is a legend. He is fond of music and it is a great opportunity for all of us to be here. I hope he has long life. We are really proud of him,” said Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.