By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: They came together on screen just once in Ramesh Sippy’s Shakti. But the Big B and the mighty thespian Dilip Kumar share a mutual love and affection that goes beyond the professional. The Big B has always acknowledged Dilip Saab as the greatest influence as an actor.
Dilip Saab’s hospitalization put the Big B in a state of constant anxiety. He has been in constant touch with Dilip Saab’s wife Saira Banu inquiring about the Thespian’s health progress.
On Monday, a day after Dilip Saab was shifted into a suite from the ICU unit the Big B finally got a chance to visit Dilip Saab at the Lilavati hospital.
According to a family friend of Dilip Saab , “Amitji spent half an hour with Dilip Saab and Sairaji. He was very pleased by Dilip Saab’s recovery.”
Says the Big B, “Yes I did visit Dilip Saab. His health has improved satisfactorily.”