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Will Dilip Kumar Get The  Bharat Ratna? Bollywood Speaks

Plans  are a foot to honour Hindi cinema’s most distinguished  actor DilipKumar with the highest civilian award.

Sources from the central  government unofficially  confirm that one of  the  new  Information & Broadcasting minister  Anurag Thakur’s first projects after his  appointment is the Bharat Ratna  for  the posthumous behemoth.

Shatrughan Sinha  an ardent champion  of the  Bharat Ratna for  Dilip Kumar says, “I don’t  see  why  the greatest actor  of Indian cinema  did not receive the  highest civilian honour while he was alive.  Just like Lataji,  the Bharat Ratna would   be honored  if  given to  the great  the mighty powerful Dilip Saab.”

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Shatruji points  out Pakistan  gave its highest civilian honour  Nishan-e-Imtiaz  in 1998.“Perhaps that’s the reason why the  Bharat Ratna was withheld  from Dilip Saab. But an  artiste  of his stature is  above  politics.”

When  I asked  him, Farhan Akhtar  agreed that Dilip Kumar should  get the Bharat Ratna.

 Dharmendra an ardent Dilip Kumar fan thinks the  Bharat Ratna is not just proper  but timely  for  Dilip Kumar.  “He  is  the  Bharat Ratna  of  India, the crowning  glory. To give the  highest  civilian  honour to  the  best  actor in  the  country makes sense.”

Family Man  actor Sharib Hashmi, a  diehard  Dilip Kumar fan opines, “He brought in a new kind of acting style which was unknown to Hindi Cinema. He brought a balance between subtlety and theatrics. The legendary actor has inspired generations through his impeccable and inimitable style of acting and still continues to do so. He rightfully deserves a Bharat Ratna.”

However Sonu Sood feels Dilip Kumar is far  above  honours.  “With due respects  to the Bharat Ratna, he is above all that.”

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