Bollywood’s veteran actor Dilip Kumar has thanked Pakistan for making efforts to protect and restore his ancestral home in Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar.
The actor took to the social media platform of Twitter and expressed his gratitude to Pakistan in a tweet, referring to the recent decision of the KP government to purchase the home of the Bollywood actor and turn it into a museum.
The veteran actor asserted that the mere thought of the house evokes fond memories of happy days.
“I have lovely memories of Qissa Khwani Bazaar, where I received my first lessons in storytelling, which later provided the impetus to choose meaty stories and scripts for my work.”
The star added: “Every day as the trading closed in the market of Qissa Khwani Bazaar, a story teller would sit in the centre of the square narrating stories of valour and victory, deceit and retribution which I would listen to with wide-eyed attention, seated next to my father and uncles.”
Earlier, the star’s wife, Saira Banu also lauded the decision of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for its efforts to protect the ancestral home of Kumar.
“I wish the provincial government success in its efforts and sincerely hope that this time the dream comes true. Mashallah,” she said.
“It has come up so many times in the past and I have appreciated the tenacity with which the government is pursuing the mission of turning the house into a museum for the public to visit and feel the vintage charm of the house where Dilip Saheb grew up like any bright boy of the province,” Banu added.