Ask legions of his fans and they’ll tell you Dilip Kumar could sleepwalk through any role he wanted. But unlike his successful career, the legend did not have a smooth walk in his love life. The actor is said to have romanced Kamini Kaushal, Madhubala and Asma before he finally settled with his lady love and forever life partner Saira Bano. Lets take a dekko into Dilip Kumar’s wild love affairs.
She was his first love. The duo came close while filming for the 1948 movie ‘Shaheed’, so much that they even planned to get married. However, Dilip and Kamini split, thanks to the latter’s brother, an army man, who played a villain in their love story. Apparently, her brother even threatened to kill Dilip Kumar. Moreover, the already married Kamini couldn’t go against her family as she had promised her dead sister to take care of her child which she left behind. Yes! Kamini Kaushal was married to her brother-in-law, Mr Sood for the sake of his little baby.
Though it was a bad break up with his first love, that wasn’t the end for Dilip Sahab. Cupid struck the second time for the actor, who fell in love with his Mughal-e-Azam co-actor, Madhubala. The duo were engaged to be married too. But once again luck betrayed Dilip Kumar and the couple parted ways. Apparently, this time it was Madhubala’s dad who played the negative role. The dream couple broke off while shooting for ‘Naya Daur’. The actress later on tied the knot to Kishore Kumar in 1960, yet she loved Dilip Kumar till her last breath.
Heart broken after the Madhubala episode, Dilip Kumar apparently fell prey to sever depression. That’s when he started to do roles like roles like Daag and Devdaas. HJe lived a life of solitude until he was 44. Then entered Saira Banu, the lady who filled the space of his lonely heart. They got married on October 11, 1966, when Saira was only 22 years old. It was like a fairy-tale romance for the King of Tragedy, and for Saira, it was a dream come true as the actress was in awe of Dilip Kumar right from the age of 12. The duo have stood by each other through thick and thin, considering each other a gift from God.
Though Saira played a perfect wife to Dilip Sahab, destiny had other plans. Dilip Kumar got entangled in a love affair with Asma, who was a Pakistani origin. The two tied the knot in 1982 without Dilip Kumar divorcing first wife Saira Banu. Howver, they divorced within 2 years, as apparently, Asma was cheating on him.
…And today, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu are rock strong together.
Meanwhile, Dilip Kumar, who is admitted in Lilavati hospital’s ICU after he complained of chest pain, is said to be stable now. He is 90 years old.
We at Celebden, wish the superstar of all times, a super speedy recovery!