Man of substance Who’s who of Indian film fraternity to come together in celebration of Dilip Kumar


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Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar will have his autobiography 'Substance And The Shadow' launched on June 9th at a renowned hotel in Mumbai, and the buzz is that it will be a historic moment.

The who's who of the Indian film industry has confirmed that they will attend the event.

'Substance And The Shadow' was originally scheduled to be released on Dilip Kumar’s 91st birthday on 11th December 2013.

Film-maker Karan Johar will be the host of the mega book launch event and Lata Mangeshkar will light the inaugural lamp and begin the event by singing a few lines for Dilip sahib.

Dilip Kumar has been married to the 1960’s actress and beauty queen Saira Banu for 48 years, she is 22 years younger than him

Dilip Kumar has been married to the 1960’s actress and beauty queen Saira Banu for 48 years, she is 22 years younger than him

A-listers Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are set to unveil the autobiography, documented by Dilip Kumar's close friend Udaya Tara Nayar (writer/author).

While Big B will read a verse or a paragraph from the book, Aamir will recite a poem, written by Prasoon Joshi.

Other close pals and industry veterans like Dharmendra will read a few lines on the thespian and Vyjayanthimala will speak few words in honour of the legendary actor.

Interestingly, Javed Ali and Shaan will perform a medley of Dilip Kumar's ever-green hits, which has been composed by Lalit Pandit.

The team organising the event have also compiled an audio visual-3D mapping video on the entire journey of Dilip Kumar, which will be played at the event.

Though not confirmed, it’s also been said that Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are keen to attend the launch.

Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit, Tina and Anil Ambani, Kamal Haasan, Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Vidya Balan are also expected to grace the event!

Indeed, a grand event to look forward to for the multi award-winning Indian cinema legend. Dilip Kumar was originally named Yusuf Khan and was born in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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