I have some posters of two, three films in my house. One of them is ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and it is signed by Dilip Kumar saab. One is that of ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’, which Kundan Shah had refused to sign for a long time. Just six to seven days ago, I told my wife I will go and get it signed by Kundan… And he left the world without signing that poster for me.
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Dilip Kumar was born Mohammad Yusuf Khan in family of twelve children in Pakistan. His father was a landlord and fruit merchant who owned orchards in Pakistan and then in India. Dilip Kumar grew up in the same neighborhood as Raj Kapoor, his childhood friend. In the late 1930s, his family relocated to Chembur Mumbai.
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Amitabh Bachchan’s mother Teji had a keen interest in theatre and was offered a feature film role, but she preferred her domestic duties. She had some influence in Amitabh Bachchan’s choice of career because she always insisted that he should “take the centre stage.”