Indian actress Saira Banu shared unseen wedding video with her late husband Dilip Kumar in loving memory of their 57th wedding anniversary.
Actress Saira Banu called her wedding with Dilip Kumar a “real Cinderella story” and described the late actor as a book that you could keep reading.
57 years ago on 11th October, Indian’s iconic couple Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar tied the knot. To commemorate their wedding anniversary, veteran actress shared her “real Cinderella story”.
The couple’s wedding anniversary marks not only a special occasion for the couple but also a moment of gratitude for the multitude of well-wishers and dearest friends who have showered them with love and good wishes throughout the years.
Taking to Instagram, actress Banu shared a clip of her precious wedding day moments along with a lengthy note.
Today, the 11th of October, is our wedding anniversary. I am writing specially to express my gratitude to the multitude of well-wishers and dearest friends who have thoughtfully always sent me remembrances of this magical day for both of us, Dilip Sahib and I…when time stood still for us with a million happy sparkling stars in the sky. I have resorted after ‘Two Years’ of his physical absence from all of us to write and tell all of you about his real-being, his anecdotes, his likes and dislikes, that I, as his wife of 57 years, would know. I want to express my happiness at the appreciation that all of you are extending to me in my efforts.
People have often asked me…What was it like to be married to Dilip Kumar Sahib…the ‘SHAHENSHAH’ and I always told them, It felt “Like Sharing a Throne without having to slog for it!”.
It’s a real Cinderella Story! It isn’t every day that a girl is lucky enough to be married to the man of her dreams. It would be too difficult to enlarge on this… my life with him. It would take pages and pages. In fact a book.
If he had an immense personality, he was also a great human being, he had also being so versatile in his knowledge of the world and everything under the sun that you never feel cramped with him. He has been a book you can never stop reading because you discover a new page to it every day. His interests, apart from films ran a wide range of subjects such as Urdu and Persian Poetry, Anthropology, International Affairs, Botany, Sports, etc…This is an aspect of him that has been so enthralling and this made him a vibrant, thrilling man.
Sahib has been that iconic guiding light not only for me, but for all those generations who have stepped forward in their lives, exemplified by his gracious presence and personality. Dilip Sahib is forever. May Allah always keep him in his love and abiding grace. Aameen!
The couple’s beloved fans and industry friends flooded the comment section.
One wrote, “Happy anniversary to the beautiful Jodi of bollywood…muskurahat dekh kr maza agaya Yusuf sahab ki (Lovely to see him smile).”
Another commented, “This is so beautiful @sairabanu ji. THE LOVE AND RESPECT in your eyes for him are so visible in this . Can imagine how it must have felt to have been married to the dream man of your life and the same love & happiness is seen in his eyes as well. .this is beyond beautiful.”
Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar have been the most iconic couple of all time for Bollywood lovers. Films featuring the couple such as Gopi and Bairaag, Sagina Mahato, and Duniya have always been a treat for the audience.
Many fans and supporters have always looked up to their 55 years of marriage as an eternal love story and have showered their love and blessings.
On July 7, 2021, the legendary actor Dilip Kumar left for his heavenly abode. However, his memories are still alive in the hearts of many.
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