Shah Rukh Khan has always stated that he admires legendary Dilip Kumar not only as an actor but also as a person. SRK had also said that his mom felt he looked a lot like Yusuf Saab. SRK recently met Dilip saab at his residence and the latter also shared a picture of the two on Twitter. The superstar was clicked while he was in his car outside Dilip saab's residence.
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During an interaction with a leading magazine, he stated, "Actually, I knew Dilip saab as a kid. Dad knew him. They used to live in the same galli in Delhi. I’ve met Dilip saab many times in my childhood. We have been to his place often. Actually, Sairaji doesn’t remember this but her medicines used to be sent by my aunt from London. Years later, when I was working with Ketan Mehta, I saw a picture of Dilip Kumar in his office and I was like oh! that’s me. He looked so much like me in that picture. Or rather I looked so much like him. But my relationship with Dilip saab goes beyond films. Dilip saab and Sairaji have always thought of me as their son."
Earlier SRK spoke about Dilip Saab when he was bestowed with Padma Vibhushan Award. He said, "Dilip sahab is more deserving than anybody else. Even words like ‘icon’ are very less for him. He is the forefather, the pillar of the film industry... Amongst the last few pillars left. I think what he has received is huge."
He added, "No matter how many awards he gets, it will be less for him because of his art, beauty, Saira ji’s support. He is one of the greatest human beings apart from being the actor. I know them personally so I can say that. It’s a moment of big celebration."