Mumbai: Dilip Kumar (Dilip Kmumar) comes first among the veteran actors of Hindi cinema whose names are taken with respect. Many actors learned acting by watching Dilip Kumar, considered the acting emperor of Hindi cinema. Dilip Saheb was also called a walking acting school, but all this would not have been possible if he had not got Devika Rani. Many consider Dilip Kumar to be a Hindu, while his parents named him Mohammad Yusuf Khan. It was Devika Rani who named Yusuf Khan as Dilip Kumar. But there is another anecdote behind the name change which was narrated by the veteran actor himself.
It is said that Dilip Kumar entered the film industry by chance. Coincidentally, once he reached Bombay Talkies with his friend and the top actress of that era, Devika Rani, caught his eye and he entered films. After appearing in films, the name was changed from Yusuf Khan to Dilip Kumar. Devika Rani got Dilip Kumar to enter the industry with the film ‘Jwar Bhata’ in the year 1944.
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Devika Rani named Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar has told in his autobiography ‘Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the shadow’ that ‘Devika told me that Yusuf, I am thinking of launching you as an actor and I think if you show your screen Change the name so this is not a useless idea. Have a name that you will be known for and one that suits your romantic image. I think Dilip Kumar is a good name, this name came to my mind when I was thinking of a perfect name for you, how do you like it?’. Yusuf liked Devika Rani’s suggestion and name and entered the film industry with the same name.
Star artist Dilip Kumar, who ruled Bollywood for many decades, gave many superhit films.
name changed due to fear of beating
There was also a fear associated with keeping a Hindu name with a Muslim name. Dilip Kumar had revealed in an interview that he had taken his revenge due to fear of beating. According to Dilip Kumar, ‘My father was strongly against films. Lala Bansi Sharnath used to be a good friend of his, his sons used to act in films. My father often used to complain to him that what have you done. Look what your young and healthy boy does. When I myself came to films, I was very scared that when Abba comes to know, he will be very angry, he can even beat me. At that time three names were put before me, Yusuf Khan, Dilip Kumar and Basudev. I said don’t name Yusuf Khan, but whatever name comes to your mind, keep it. After 2-3 months, when I saw an advertisement in a newspaper, I came to know that my name has been kept as Dilip Kumar.
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu were together till the last moment of their life.
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Cheated Saira Banu and married Asma Rehman
After this, the success of the films took Dilip Kumar to great heights. Dilip Kumar and Madhubala’s affair was discussed a lot but at the age of 44, he married 22 years younger actress Saira Banu. Saira and Dilip Kumar had a happy marriage but Dilip Kumar married a second woman named Asma Rehman in 1981 despite being married. Asma was a resident of Hyderabad, although this marriage ended in 3 years. But Saira was deeply saddened by Dilip Kumar’s move but she did not leave him and continued to serve him till the last moment.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 02, 2023, 14:58 IST