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    ! report abusePritam Roy
    Pritam Roywrote on 10 Dec 2009

    The longest gap between two Dilip Kumar movies is the half decade interval between Bairaag (1976) and Kranti (1971).

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    ! report abuseDipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 02 Aug 2009

    There was a time when it was easy to pick a quarrel simply by declaring that Dilip Kumar was a bad actor. Until "Dastan", Dilip Kumar was the acknowledged king of tragedy, an actor par excellence ; the only actor in Hindi cinema who could be described as a method actor, a label that Hollywood gave to Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and James Dean .

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    ! report abuseDipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 02 Aug 2009

    Dilip Kumar's studied, restrained style and his calculated control over gestures and movements is most noticeable in "Ganga Jamuna". where it stands in sharp contrast to the vivacious spontaneity of Vyjayanthimala. One reason for Dilip Kumar's phenomenal popularity from 1947 to 1970 was the fact that his intense emotionalism provided filmgoers with a cinematic correspondece to the intense personalities of such national leaders as Gandhi and Nehru. Like them he fused in his roles the temperament

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    ! report abusenarendra agrawal
    narendra agrawalwrote on 12 May 2009

    Has been a member of parliament.

    At the time of marriage, he was 44 and Saira Banu was 22.

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    ! report abusenarendra agrawal
    narendra agrawalwrote on 12 May 2009

    During escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, he had agreed to accept an award from Pakistan, and was threatened by workers of an extreme right-wing political party in Bombay, India. He actually wrote to the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, for protection. The threat has now subsided with improved relations between India and Pakistan

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    narendra agrawalwrote on 12 May 2009

    Formed a popular screen couple with Madhubala

    Son-in-law of Naseem Banu.

    Brother of actor Nasir Khan.

    Bollywood first superstar to hail from Pakistan.

    He is known as the "tragedy king".

    He was the most successful actor of the 40s and 50s and had great success as the legend of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan in the 70s and 80s.

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    ! report abusePravir
    Pravir wrote on 24 Feb 2009

    Uday Kumar, Vaaman Kumar and Dilip Kumar - were the three options before Devika Rani to give a screen name to Yusuf Khan. Finally she chose Dilip Kumar, which was suggested to her by Jairaj, because his son's name was also Dilip (Dilip Raj).

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    ! report abusePravir
    Pravir wrote on 23 Feb 2009

    Dilip Kumar used to work in at most a couple of films at a time. During the shooting of Bairaag (1976), there were quite a few problems with the unavailable dates of his co-stars. On one such occasion, when Madan Puri couldn't come to shoot, Dilip Kumar completed the scene posing for Madan Puri in a long shot.

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    ! report abusePravir
    Pravir wrote on 19 Feb 2009

    Dilip Kumar, during his heydey, was paid a visit by every producer in town, with "bundles of cash" in tow. The thespian would frankly warn them against leaving these signing amounts - ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 11 lakh - behind, saying he was very choosy about projects, and that they would have to forfeit the money because he would donate it to "needy family members". But the producers, who were thrilled to just get an audience, would leave it nevertheless.

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    ! report abuseArnab Mukherjee
    Arnab Mukherjeewrote on 11 Dec 2008

    Dilip Kumar, got his first big break with Devika Rani's Bombay Talkies in the 1940s, on the recommendation of actor Ashok Kumar, who was Dilip Kumar's mentor for quite some time

 

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