Saira Banu a veteran actress and a doting wife of evergreen actor Dilip Kumar informed about the latters health. “He’s not too well. He’s weak. At times, he walks into the hall and back to his room. His immunity is low. Pray for his welfare. We are grateful to God for each day,” Saira said during a recent interview.
Sge further added that she’s looking after him ‘out of love and not duress.’ “I am not looking for praises to be called a devoted wife. Just to touch him and cuddle him is the world’s best thing that’s happening to me. I adore him and he is my breath itself,” told Saira.
Speaking about people from the industry keeping a touch with them, Saira said that Shah Rukh Khan drops by to spend some time with the 97-year-old actor. She added, “I love Shah Rukh as a beta absolutely. I touch his hair with affection.”
Apart from the SRK, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Salim Khan, and others have been in constant touch with Dilip Kumar. But due to the COVID-19 situation, they have not been able to visit them since March.
In March, Kumar shared a health update on Twitter, saying he and Banu were under “complete isolation” and in quarantine as precautionary measures against COVID-19. A week before that, Banu had revealed Kumar was recuperating from a “severe backache.” Kumar, who turns 98 on Friday, made his debut with “Jwar Bhata” in 1944 and was last seen on the big screen in “Qila” in 1998.
Known as the ‘Tragedy King of Bollywood’, Kumar has acted in over 65 films in his career and is known for his iconic roles in movies like Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), Kranti (1981), and Karma (1986).