Yousaf Khan’s becoming Dilip Kumar ‘just a game of luck’
Yousaf Khan’s becoming Dilip Kumar ‘just a game of luck’! Believing the information contained in the biography of Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar, his debut film ‘Jwar Bhatta’ was merely a result of fate.
According to Bollywood News website ‘Koimoi’, the biography states that actress Dilka Rani introduced Dilip Kumar to Bollywood.
Dilip Kumar, An Unique Personality
Dilip Kumar’s book ‘Dilip Kumar, An Unique Personality That Affects Generations’ has been written by Trinetra Bajpai and Anshala Bajpai.
According to the book, superstar actress Devka Rani of the 1940s was on a visit to the hilltop Nantel to find a suitable place for shooting her film. She met Dilip Kumar.
Incidentally, Dilip Kumar was also present at Nantel in connection with the business. Before coming into the world of films, Dilip Kumar was known as Yousaf Khan.
Impressed by Yousaf Khan’s appearance
Impressed by Yousaf Khan’s appearance, Devika Rani handed him his visiting card and asked Yousaf Khan to return to Mumbai. Filmmaker Amiya Chakravarty was also accompanied by Devika Rani.
Upon arriving in Mumbai, Yousaf Khan met Devika Rani and Umiya Chakraborty and gave a screen test for the upcoming film ”Jwar Bhatta’ which introduced Yousaf Khan as Bollywood Dilip Kumar. In the film, Dilip Kumar plays the hero with Devika Rani.
Dilip Kumar wished to not work in films after Madhu Bala wedding Dilip Kumar got a monthly salary of Rs 1,000 for working in films.
Devika Rani was one of the most influential artists of that time. Devika Rani had assured Dilip Kumar that her personality was fit to become a Bollywood star.
Dilip Kumar’s love for Madhubala
The biography also mentions Dilip Kumar’s love for Madhubala. Dilip Kumar was willing to marry Madhubala on one condition that he would quit working in films.
Madhu Bala’s father Ataullah Khan is said to have objected to his daughter’s marriage to Dilip Kumar. Ataullah did not want Madhubala to stop working in films because she was the only person to earn a living for his family.
Prior to Dilip Kumar, actress Madhu was in a love affair with Prem Nath. But when Dilip Kumar came to the scene, the love came to an end.
Destiny did not support Dilip Kumar and Madhu Bala, but the love story of the two in Mughal-e-Azam was greatly appreciated.