Bollywood’s Javed Akhtar, Raza Murad devastated by Dilip’s demise

By: News Desk      Published: 02:43 PM, 7 Jul, 2021
Bollywood’s Javed Akhtar, Raza Murad devastated by Dilip’s demise
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Bollywood poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar is devastated over the news of Dilip Kumar’s death.

In a telephonic conversation with 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday, Javed said, “Dilip’s contribution to the industry is priceless and his acting influence is dispersed over many generations.”

Javed further mentioned, “Dilip’s personality is the epitome of Indian values. He always chose the perfect words. Kumar was bestowed with immense respect from even the best of actors found throughout.”

The government of Pakistan conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz award upon Dilip Kumar.

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President Rafiq Tarar pinning Dilip Kumar with Nishan-i-Imtiaz in 1998.

Bollywood actor Raza Murad was asked for his opinions regarding the drawback Kumar’s death will have on the Bollywood showbiz industry to which he told 24News TV channel that Dilip Kumar has a lot of respect in our hearts due to his acting skills. 

Raza thinks that acting was not a means of money for Kumar while Raza also thinks that acting was Dilip’s passion, his religion. 

“Dilip took acting as a devotion and he wasn’t greedy for money, he used to give immense thought to his work. Money never influenced him while a good script and a good character surely did”.

“He is the master of tragedy as he used to get immensely immersed in his work by showing an emotional front like his movie Devdas. Tragic roles started having an influence on his personal life as well. He was a victim of depression so he went to a physiatrist in London.”

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Raza Murad further elaborated, “The psychiatrist urged him to do lighter roles which won’t have an impact on his personal life then he did Kohinoor.”

Then the Indian actor emphasised on how Dilip did every project marvellously and he is an institution of acting while there is no other actor who hasn’t been influenced by Dilip’s work.

Raza Murad has family connections with Dilip Kumar and he used to go to his house, Kumar’s elder sister used to shower a lot of fondness over Dilip’s close friends. 

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