When Amitabh Bachchan waited for 46 years to get an autograph of his favourite superstar

Amitabh Bachchan has a huge fan following and fans go crazy to see him but did you know that the superstar had waited for 46 years to get an autograph of his favourite superstar?
When Amitabh Bachchan waited for 46 years to get an autograph of his favourite superstarWhen Amitabh Bachchan waited for 46 years to get an autograph of his favourite superstar
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Amitabh Bachchan, actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India's "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Big B has since appeared in over 200 Indian films in a career spanning more than five decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema. Fans go crazy to just see a glimpse of him but imagine getting an autograph from this superstar will be like a cherry on top. 

But did you know that Amitabh Bachchan had to wait for 46 years to get his favourite actor Dilip Kumar's autograph? What happened was Mr. Bachchan had come to Mumbai with his parents and had gone to visit a hotel in South Mumbai. In the same hotel, Dilip Kumar was there with his friends. That time Big B tried to take the veteran actor's autograph but because of the crowd, Bachchan's voice couldn't reach Yusuf Saab. The Badla actor was disheartened but he had got a second chance when the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had organised a party where Big B saw Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor for the first time. But even at the party, the Piku actor couldn't get the Saudagar actor's autograph. 

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In the year 1982, Amitabh Bachchan had even got a chance to work with Dilip Kumar but he failed to get Kumar's autograph. But finally, Big B's dream came true. During the premiere of the 2005 film Black with Rani Mukerji, the actress had invited Dilip Kumar with his wife and actress Saira Banu to watch the film. Dilip Kumar was so impressed by Mr. Bachchan's performance in the film that he started praising him after the movie and even wrote a long letter for the superstar after he reached home. He was all praise for the Shahenshah of Bollywood and at the end even signed on the letter. When Amitabh received this letter and saw Dilip Kumar's autograph in it, his happiness knew no bounds. His dream had got fulfilled finally after 46 years. 

Big B had even mentioned this on his blog. Infact, when Dilip Kumar was conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award by a news channel for his contribution to the Indian cinema, in a video message, Amitabh Bachchan showered praises upon the legendary actor known as the tragedy king of Bollywood. He said, "Dilip Sahab has inspired and will always inspire each actor associated with the Indian film industry."

Check out the video here:

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Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Both of them are worth less boring. Torturing us for years. Think hard, what exactly they have done. Seniors do not mean good. Today we have far superior actors. Doing much better than these two selfish individuals.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Why people have to waste time after these two. Both are seniors. Good at Thier times. But NOTHING special at all in any one of them. Dilip Saab was melodramatic and very unreal in all his roles. Only Shakti was a little good. his dialogue delivery has been disgusting. Amitabh is pure superfluous and useless. Artificial voice and typed acting is all he gave us. They have been actually torturing us all our life. Shun them.

Anonymous 1 month ago

You can't even see amitabh's house from outside nor even meet him. His guards don't even say a word but point to the end of the walk where it's written in small letters the name of his house which I forgotten hehehe. Since childhood I was a fan of that guy but now I know he is not worth it.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What about Cap

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dilip saheb was the first Super star of Independant India while Amitabh Bacchan was the first mega star.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Mr.Bachchan awarded as million actor. He is the man in bollywood who received such big award.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dilip kumar was good Actor. He was fav. Of Amitabh. But Amitab out done him. Amitabh sir is beyond compare. In shakti The role of Dilip kumar was powerful still Amitabh stood rock solid. Amitabh is greatest of all. Sanjeev Kumar is the only actor who matched amitabh interms of actim. Sanjeev was too far better than Dilip Kumar. He overshadowed Dilip kumar in Sangharsh. So for Dilip kumar and Amitabh It is like Sunil Gavaskar was great batsman but Sachin went ahead of him and now he is GOD.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Don't under value Amitab when you compare him with Dilip Kumar.... AB has that crafts and ability just as DK...in every films

Anonymous 1 month ago

Both of them are legend & served not only the film industry but humanity by their own way no comparison

Anonymous 1 month ago

What contribution??? Only talking big and making money???don't make us fools.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Silly news. Not even credible.

Anonymous 1 month ago

people are a bunch off idiots have access to computers and wasting their time analyzing people get a life you idiots and let others live theirs look at ur self before judging others look around India how many people are dying try help them instead off trying to put people down jack a**s

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dilip saab is Shahensha, no one compare to him

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dilip saab is the best Legend he is the Shahenshah ,no one compare to him.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I think Dilip Kumar had created hype of his own actually. Forget about comparing him with Mr. Bhachachan , infact he was inferior to even Raj Kapoor. Who knows him outside India. Hardly few... Best actor bollywood had ever given. And he would remain so in the present and future also. Even all three come together still they can't come even close to him . After all he is Shehenshah, Man of the Millennium for the whole world.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Those who have seen Shakti and seen Dilip Kumar's old movies, should know that AB & Shahrukh both copy Dilip Kumar. Example? See Mirror scene of Kasme vade & Amar Akbar Anthony and it with Naya Daur scene.

Anonymous 1 month ago

You are very wrong Mr. Idiot. Sha Rukh Khan copies Mr. Kamal Hassan, which I don't care about, but Mr. Bacchan, really? Even if he did, what's the big deal? No harm on copying good work of others. AB has his unique style. You are still stuck on two films where you though AB copied DK? Who did AB copy in Black, Bodyguard, Shahensha, Akheri Rasta, Pukar, Piku? Grow up uncle

Anonymous 1 month ago

Amitab was really a super star.But now he is only making money as much as he can for his family & never bothered for poor people.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Amitabh Bachchan is the last hero of Bollywood ( this magnum observation was put on the cover of Filmfare magazine and it was a cover story at the end of the nineties ) .

Anonymous 1 month ago

Who are we to judge TWO legendary Superstar of their time. Just kick back and enjoy and respect.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dilip Kumar Saab and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan are both Legendary actors. I think at this point Mr. Amitabh Bachchan will more than accept that he is nowhere close to the works of Dilip Kumar Saab. That's humility and that's something that's scarse. There is no comparison. Period!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Nonsense

Anonymous 1 month ago

I have waited for all my life to get Amitabh Bachchan's autograph

Anonymous 1 month ago

Three khans would not touch a b or go near him cuz he stinks. Lalita aaooooh

Anonymous 1 month ago

Amitabh-Class of it's own beyond compare

Anonymous 1 month ago

For me, the three pillars of bolywood are amitabh, dharmendra and dilip Saab.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dharmendra????? The clown n good for nothing???? He is a pillar??? My God, what taste you have about good bad n worse.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What about Raj Kapoor ,Dev Anand Balraj Shania ,z

Anonymous 1 month ago

DK and AB were true LEGENDS !

Anonymous 1 month ago

For me three pillars of bolywood amitabh, dharmendra and dilip Saab.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dilip kumar Mithun Chakraborty Amitabh Bachchan

Anonymous 1 month ago

All fake and bullshit. Joot bolenay ki ek limit hoti hain

Anonymous 1 month ago

Both are great actors and have been SUPER STARS during their peak time.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Both are great actors and have been SUPER STARS during their peak time.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What a nonsense comparing Dilip Saahab with anyone. He is by anyways 20 years senior to AB and actors of 70's got inspired by his performance n joined Film Industry. Watch his performance in Mughale Azam or Devdas. He is the only actor who never ran behind money. Directors and Producers used to run behind him. His method acting one of it's kind at that time was something uncomparable.

Anonymous 1 month ago

You are absolutely correct sir.

Anonymous 1 month ago

No doubt, Dilip Sawed was better then AB but it is also tired he has a better role. Those days grew shed was not popular as today. AB can fulfill his desire in the set of Shakti.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Despite of a much much weaker role, Amitabh Bachchan acted much better than Dilip Kumar everytime whenever Dilip faced him. Now there can't be comparision at all as Amitabh has gone very very high. He has got 5 national awards whereas Dilip Kumar couldn't get a single one. He's the Super Star of Millennium beaten him that millennium & this millennium he has hone way way ahead of him and others.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Amitabh is con man. He has always imitated Dilip Kumar.I can't stand his movies and when he sings I literally had to shut my ears.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Amitabh bachchan is better actor than mr. Dilip kumar..DILIP KUMAR CANT COME NEAR MR BACHCHAN.. Mr Bachchan is the greatest actor in the world.. He is the best.. The three khans or any actors cant come near mr Bachchan

Anonymous 1 month ago

They both good in their own way dilip kumar tragedy kin amitabh angry young man and how can forget raj kapoor the first romantic hero after rajesh khanna and dev anand for his thriller style.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Sadist. Grow up man.. Enjoy the beautiful world. Stop what are there in your mind.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Sahi Baat

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dilip kumar is the overall king of Bollywood, you can't compare Amitabh with Dilip Saab because Amitabh copies Dilip Saab acting. In Shakti Amitabh is no where near to Dilip Saab.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Sorry Dalip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Balraj Sahni Ashok Kumar and Om Puri, were and Naseerudin Shah, Irfan Khan were all better actors than Bachchan, He is very average

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thanda thanda cool cool

Anonymous 1 month ago

Heeeyy.... Mere pas man hai jai bhadurinhsi abhishek hai, per parker pen nahin hai.... Ainyeee.... Shakti film mein mera pet kharab tha ayeenn... A Bachchan... Thanda thanda cool cool... Ainnnn

Anonymous 1 month ago

AB can say anything to show how Grt n down to earth he is ..

Anonymous 1 month ago

Yes it's,,,, Dilip Sahab is like a SUN. and AB is like a candle,, How come this pinkvilla sort of people do comparison in between these stalwarts.....

Anonymous 1 month ago

When I say it was done, it was done. If I didn't say it was not.

Anonymous 1 month ago

S Salman is the best.

Anonymous 1 month ago

He Does not know acting, but survive in the industry due to his money power

Anonymous 1 month ago

He Does not know acting, but survive in the industry due to his money power

Anonymous 1 month ago

No doubt Filip Saab is better than bachan in shakthi

Anonymous 1 month ago

Check your spelling

Anonymous 1 month ago

Filip? Bachan? Think you need to check your spelling

Anonymous 1 month ago

Just creating hype, pen hahi tha

Anonymous 1 month ago

Mr Bachchan is humility personified.Sometimes I wonder if he is for real.Truly speaking I had the honour of meeting Yusuf Bhai (Dilip Kumar).But never Mr Bachchan.However I love both of them dearly. Dr Ansari Johannesburg South Africa.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Is it written by Mr Bachchan, if yes then complete time pass during corona time. Can you name any of the Dilip kumar movie which matches to yours in commercial and popularity terms, no where. But Dilip kumar was better than you in Shakti, over all he is better actor then you, no doubt.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Despite of much weaker role in Shakti, Amitabh had shown his shakti (power) to Dilip which stumbled Dilip at manh places (scenes). People who are trying to let down Amitabh also know that he is way ahead if we discuss on acting & not style.

Anonymous 1 month ago

No he wasn't....Amitab stood his ground and he was in par with Dilip Kumar on each sets...

Anonymous 1 month ago

no comparison between the two actors.Amitabh is Amitabh....no one can take his place. ..

Anonymous 1 month ago

Not a kind or helpful comment.

Anonymous 1 month ago

what happened when he worked with Dilip Kumar in shakti film? he did not get a chance to get Dilip Kumar's autograph?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Finally Dilip had shown humility? to pen him after watching Black Movie, realizing that Amitabh has gone way ahead but gave a letter to him with the thought that it would place him above Amitabh. Wah bhai wah

Anonymous 1 month ago

Yup he cant cause its working hours

Anonymous 1 month ago

I have waited all of my life for Amitabh's autograph

Anonymous 1 month ago

Aiannnnn..... Heyyyyy..... Sala parmer pen nahi mila... Thanda thanda cool cool... Ainnnnnn

Anonymous 1 month ago

Because of pen issue. Those days he didn’t endorse Parker. And what’s a pen if it’s not a Parker.

Anonymous 1 month ago

AB couldjyst ask for it any time. Why declare now

Anonymous 1 month ago

Pen nahi tha......

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