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Bollywood Icons Pick Their Favourite Dilip Kumar Film On His Birthday



Amitabh Bachchan:Ganga Jumna.Why? Because….”

Saira Banu: “Ganga Jumna. Perfect script. Perfect film in every aspect. His performance was the best in every film and yet he out-did himself  in this films. Hats off.”

Lata Mangeshkar: “He is my all-time favourite hero, maybe  because he’s my Bade Bhaiyya and and I’ve been his Choti Bahen  for years now. I love all his films. But Mughal-e-Azam and Ganga Jumna are my favourites.

Naseeruddin Shah: “My favourite Dilip Kumar film is Mughal-e-Azam. It is certainly one of the greatest films made in India. Except for the wig which marred his look, his performance is exceptional for its understated intensity and dignity. His performance in Amar is another favourite.”

Raakhee Gulzar: “I had the privilege of working with him in Shakti. There is so much to learn from him. All his performances are masterclasses. But if you insist I pick favourites it would  have to be Ganga Jumnaand Sagina.

Javed Akhtar: Dilip Kumar is to Indian film acting what Panini is to Sanskrit, Newton is to Science and Ghalib is to poetry. My favourite Dilip Kumar film? Tough to choose one. I like him equally in Ganga-Jumna, Madhumati and Devdas.

Asha Parekh: “It’s very difficult to pick one favourite. He was so good in all. But I’d say Ganga Jumna . He carried off the rustic look so effectively.”

Subhash Ghai: “I had the privilege, honour and pleasure of directing India’s greatest actor in  three films. It’s hard to  pick my favorites.  But it would have to be  Devdas, Ganga Jumna and Mughal-e-Azam.”

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan: “Ganga Jumna and Mughal-e-Azam

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