Mumbai: Renowned Bollywood actor Mohammed Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar, passed away on Wednesday (July 7) due to prolonged illness. Several celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Dharmendra, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor among others were snapped arriving at the late icon’s residence in order to pay their last respects to the legendary star.
SRK and Dilip Kumar shared a strong and unique bond. Dilip Kumar considered the actor to be his ‘mooh-bola-beta’. Th DDLJ actor often met him to enquire about his health. After the actor’s demise, SRK made his way to Dilip Kumar’s house.
In the pictures and videos that still surfacing online, SRK was spotted sporting a white T-Shirt, denims and sunglasses. The actor was also photographed consoling an emotional Saira Banu, Kumar’s wife.
However, some trolls found problem with SRK’s look and the way he arrived at Dilip Kumar residence to pay respect for him. Netizens slammed the actor for wearing sunglasses at the funeral and not wearing a mask. Few people even called him ‘fake’. Have a look the tweets here:
Dilip Kumar passed away at 7.30 am on July 7 and was laid to rest with full state honours at Juhu Qabrastan around 5pm on Wednesday itself. Speaking about his work, he made his on screen debut with ‘Jwar Bhata’ in 1944.
In his glorious career spanning decades, the acting legend left behind a plethora of memorable performances like ‘Jugnu’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ , ‘Naya Daur’, ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ and ‘Deedar’ to name a few.
On the other hand, SRK is all set to return on screen with Pathan, that features John Abraham playing the lead antagonist and Deepika Padukone as RAW agent. Produced YRF’s banner, the film will hit the screens in 2022. The music of the espionage thriller is given by Vishal-Shekhar and will also have a special cameo of Salman Khan as RAW agent Tiger.