We woke this Wednesday to the miserable news that performer Dilip Kumar Saab has died at 98. While the country and surprisingly those across the lines recollect and miss the gifted entertainer, his family and dear companions are preparing for his memorial service, which will be held sometime in the afternoon. While we recall him and his astounding world in Bollywood, we present to you a few random data about the late star.
Did you realize he was offered an opportunity to make his Hollywood presentation during the ’60s yet dismissed it? All things considered, according to reports and the entertainer’s own admission, he was offered a job in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962). The person he was being considered for was that of Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish – which Omar Sheriff at last tried. Peruse on to know the purpose for why he dismissed it.
During a meeting with the Times Of India in 2012 – on the event of his 90th birthday celebration, Dilip Kumar got genuine about turning down the Hollywood film Lawrence of Arabia. The late veteran entertainer said, “I took a choice, which was fitting around then. In all quietude, I might want to say that I made a decision about the proposal with the very boundaries as every one of the offers that came to me around then.”
To this, Dilip Kumar further added, “I believed I didn’t need to go to Hollywood to demonstrate or fulfil myself.”
Discussing the movie, chief David Lean didn’t need a European star to fill the role. He needed a more true entertainer and, with whatever information had from his own involvement with India, focused in picked Dilip Saab to assume the part. According to reports, David even set up a gathering with Dilip Kumar and attempted to persuade him to join his film yet without any result. The person was then at last played by entertainer Omar Sheriff.
Discussing the achievement of David Lean Lawrence of Arabia, the film collected 10 Oscar selections at the 35th Academy Awards and arose the victor in 7. The successes included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Art Direction – Color, Best Cinematography – Color, Best Film Editing, Best Music Score – Substantially Original and Best Sound. for David. Omar likewise got an assignment in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role class yet lost it to Ed Begley (Sweet Bird of Youth as Tom Boss Finley).
You will be sincerely missed, Dilip Kumar Saab.