As the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Black completed thirteen years today, actor Amitabh Bachchan shared a nostalgic post on social media. Big B played an Alzheimer’s patient in the film who was also the tutor to Rani Mukerji’s character, who played a visually impaired girl who could not speak but had the zeal to live. Marking 13 years of Black, Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to share the letter written by his idol Dilip Kumar when Black was released.
“13 Years of BLACK .. and the greatest compliment from my idol Dilip Saheb, Dilip Kumar - Yusuf Khan ! .. the history of the Indian Film Industry shall always be referred to as ‘.. before Dilip Kumar; and after Dilip Kumar”, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted.
T 2604 - 13 Years of BLACK .. and the greatest compliment from my idol Dilip Saheb, Dilip Kumar - Yusuf Khan ! .. the history of the Indian Film Industry shall always be referred to as '.. before Dilip Kumar; and after Dilip Kumar ..' pic.twitter.com/QEhnGiSpvh— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 4, 2018
In the letter, Dilip Kumar wrote: “With tears of pride in her eyes Saira handed over the print out of your (Big B) eloquent tribute to my work (Dilip Kumar) in your blog. I read it once, then again and again... I am certainly privileged to know from your affectionate compliments that someone as knowledgeable and competent as you has liked my work. Yes, now that you have reminded me, I can recall the scenes that brought us together before the cameras for Shakti. I should say the respect and admiration are mutual. Not just Shakti, your work in several films I have watched has been world class and inimitable.
Amitabh Bachchan also shared other memories from the film of Twitter to remember the accolades the film received and the hard work they had put in.
T 2604 - .. and the accolades for the film BLACK and the recognition never ever fades .. humbled honoured and blessed .. national award and many others .. Salman and Hollywood actor, too .. and the family at the National Awards .. they the best pic.twitter.com/1WBjNbqTdc— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 4, 2018
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