Dharmendra remained overcome with emotion when he recently paid a visit to the sets of Indian Idol 12 for a special episode. The show’s participants paid tribute to Dilip Kumar, who passed away earlier this month.
Dharmendra got emotional as he remembered Dilip Kumar on Indian Idol 12, when the participants sung songs and paid respect to Dilip Kumar Ji. He said, “Abhi hum sadme se ubhre nahi hain, mai to nahi ubra hu. Meri jaan the woh. Maine apni zindagi ki pehli film inhi ki dekhi thi. Aur inko dekh ke mujhe laga itna pyaara hai, mujhe laga mujhe bhi isi tarah industry mein pyaar mile…Meri hasrat thi aate hi inse mulaqat bhi ho. Wo pyar bhi bepanah milne laga mujhe, bahut pyar mila. (I am yet to overcome the loss of Dilip Kumar. He was very dear to me. The first film I saw in my life was a Dilip Kumar film. When I watched him, I also wanted to get similar love when I entered the industry, and I did. I got immense love in the film industry).”
“Dilip Sahab jitne azeem fankaar the usse bhi azeem insaan the. Mai to ye kahunga film business ke is sitare se raushni chura kar maine apni hasrato ke diyo ki lau ko raushan kiya. Aaj bhi mai kehta hu, Unhein nivedit karta hu, mai to bus shraddhanjali apni deta hu. Unhein jannat naseeb ho aur Saira ko uparwala himmat aur hausle de,” he continued.
The Indian 12 episode, hosted by Aditya Narayan and starring Anita Raj and Dharmendra, will premiere this weekend.
Dilip Kumar died on July 7 in a Mumbai hospital after a protracted illness.