“The Substance and The Shadow” the long-awaited autobiography of Tragedy King Dilip Kumar lauched on Monday evening by Hindi cinema icons like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Aamir Khan, along with veteran actress Saira Banu and author Udaya Tara Nayar. The stage glittered with the presence of Dilip Kumar and these Hindi cinema icons.
Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu, who looked resplendent in a green sari, was overwhelmed to see the fraternity’s participation in the event, which saw Karan Johar as a host. From Danny Denzongpa, Vyjayanthimala, Farida Jalal and Zeenat Aman to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Subhash Ghai, Rajkumar Hirani, Ayan Mukerji, Priyanka Chopra and Madhuri Dixit attended the gala.
The red carpet of the event held at Grand Hyatt in Santa Cruz saw celebrities from the old and gold age as well as new generation walk in for the momentous night. But legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was slated to sing at the event, couldn’t make it.
Born Muhammad Yusuf Khan, the actor entered filmdom with the 1944 release “Jwar Bhata”, and thereafter dedicated six decades of his life working in much appreciated films like “Mela”, “Naya Daur”, “Devdas”, “Madhumati” and “Mughal-E-Azam”.
She said before the event, “Please pray that the dedication we have written the book, it is received by the readers in the same way. Every chapter in the book is important and you all will read something that you have not read before about him.” She hoped the book is appreciated.