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Saira Banu praises 'incredibly sweet' Shah Rukh Khan, writes about the superstar's resemblance to Dilip Kumar

Saira Banu also recalled Shah Rukh Khan's humility and support during Dilip Kumar's final hours.

Saira Banu praises 'incredibly sweet' Shah Rukh Khan, writes about the superstar's resemblance to Dilip Kumar
Shah Rukh Khan with Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu (Courtesy: Saira Banu/Instagram)

Last Updated: 11.51 AM, Sep 10, 2023


It's a known fact that Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu have always admired Shah Rukh Khan, and vice versa. Before the legendary actor's passing, in many instances, we saw SRK visiting him and spending quality time with him. Now, Saira Banu, who has been an active user of Instagram, shared a beautiful and praiseworthy note for the Jawan star amid the success of his latest film. She wrote about him being an incredibly sweet and well-mannered individual.

Saira shared a video of SRK getting the Mughal-e-Azam poster signed by Dilip Kumar and gushing lovingly towards each other. Along with that, she also shared a photo of her posing with them, where they are all smiling and candid.

Saira Banu's first impressions of Shah Rukh Khan

While sharing the post, the Padosan actor wrote, "The first time I saw Shah Rukh was when many stars met for a function. I immediately remarked that he seemed shy and reticent to come forward, and I noticed that he looked so much like my Shahenshah Dilip Sahib. I said that if my son had been there, he would have been just like him."

The special bond

She also penned a vivid memory she has of a chance encounter with Shah Rukh, where he humbly bowed before her, seeking blessings. As Saira placed her hand on his head and ran her fingers through his hair, she couldn't help but remark how it resembled that of Dilip Sahib. Since that day, whenever Shah Rukh and she met, he graciously lowered his head, allowing her to offer him her blessings.

Interestingly, on one occasion, she forgot to run her hand through his hair, and immediately after, Shah Rukh lowered his head, saying, "Aaj Aapne Mere Baalon Par Hath Nahin Phera", and without hesitation, she lovingly ran her fingers through his hair, completing their familiar ritual.

Shah Rukh Khan's kindness and support

Further, Saira had only praiseworthy words for him and stated, "Shah Rukh Khan is a remarkable actor and also an incredibly sweet, well-mannered, and considerate individual. He would frequently grace us with his presence at various functions hosted at our house. Once, there was a special event for my company, and I had a strong desire for Shah Rukh to do an interview. However, Shah Rukh's hectic work schedule seemed almost insurmountable. Yet, with just a single text message from me, I was amazed to find him at my doorstep within a mere hour, willing to oblige and support my endeavour."

Remembering the time when SRK turned up during the last hours of Dilip Kumar, the former actor went on to write that on the 7th of July, when Dilip Sahib slipped into a deep slumber, unresponsive to her voice, leaving her burdened with the ache of his absence, Shah Rukh emerged as a beacon of solace. She further wrote that in that moment, Dilip Sahib shone brightly as SRK was among the very first to offer his comforting presence in the face of adversity.

Saira concluded by writing, "What truly speaks volumes about Shah Rukh's admiration for Sahib is when he arrived at our home to get the Mughal-e-Azam poster signed by Sahib, and I believe that it's kept in his private theatre. It reflects his deep-rooted respect and affection for the cinematic legends who came before him."

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