Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar's demise has come across as a huge shock to everyone. He was 98. Dilip Kumar was popularly known as Tragedy King in Bollywood. Throughout his career, he made headlines for his equation with many women before marrying Saira Banu. Vyjayanthimala shared a special equation with Dilip Kumar, but they had a fallout. IT was Dilip's wife Saira Banu who patched them up and arranged for a meeting as well. On hearing his death news, Vyjayanthimala shared a video in which she recounted some old memories about his co-star. She said, "I am devastated. It’s tough. Every time he went to the hospital, he came out stronger. But maybe Allah called him this time."
The actress shared screen space in films such as Naya Daur, Devdas, and Madhumati. Vyyjayanthimala said, "He was such a wonderful co-star and an outstanding actor. When I worked with him, I educated myself all along. It was wonderful seeing him being dedicated to his work and working so hard, getting into the character, and breathe life into it. He was already an established actor. But he was still polite and helpful. In the film, I played a village girl. He not only helped me with the mannerisms but also the language. I was a south Indian, who had to speak not just Hindi without a south Indian accent but also get the Bhojpuri slang right. How much Dilip Saab helped me with it! I even got an award for that role. He was a charming gentleman, very polite and intelligent. He had a flair for music and I remember how he would sit on a chair and hum some tunes, mostly of classical ragas. I think it was Paigham, which was remade in Tamil as Irumbu Thirai. So, we shot that film in Chennai and Madurai and when he was here, my grandmother invited him home. He and a few others came home for tea. He was very happy seeing my home (in Alwarpet) and kept saying what a beautiful place it was. He sat on the steps at the entrance and took photos as well. Such fond memories."