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Friday, December 1, 2023

Bollywood’s Shahrukh Khan comforts grieving Saira Bano like ‘son’

Shahrukh Khan was seen consoling a grieving Saira Banu hours after Dilip Kumar's death. The actor was papped while making his way to the late actors Mumbai residence earlier to pay his respects to the Bollywood icon.

Dilip Kumar had died early Wednesday morning at the age of 98. His family friend Faisal Farooqi had confirmed the news of his death through the social media platform, Twitter.

In the picture, Shahrukh Khan was seen seated beside Saira as she broke down into tears. The actor was seen sitting next to her as he tried to console her as he kept consoling.

Dilip and Saira had always considered Shahrukh to be like their own son. Having said in the past, Saira had said, “I have always said that if we had a son, he might have looked like Shahrukh. Both he and saab are very similar and also have similar hair, which is why I like to run my fingers through Shahrukh Khan when we meet. This time he asked me, ‘Aaaj aap mere baalon ko haath nahin laga rahi hain?’ I was happy to” she said.

The superstar had often stated that his mother loved Dilip Kumar and felt that the Bollywood king had looked a lot like the legendary actor. Before the pandemic, SRK paid frequent visits to Dilip Kumar’s residence to keep a check on his health.

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Besides Shah Rukh, Bollywood actors like Vidya Balan and her film producer-husband Siddharth Roy Kapur, Dharmendra, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, his son Aditya Thackeray and politician Sharad Pawar were seen also seen making visits Dilip’s residence to pay their tributes.

The legendary actor has worked in Bollywood for over six decades. The actor has starred in numerous blockbuster movies including Mughal-E-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, and Shakti. The actor had been keeping unwell for a few years now. He was admitted to the hospital after he suffered from short of breath on June 30. Earlier that month, Dilip was hospitalised following a similar complaint. The actor is now survived by his wife Saira Banu.