Abhishek took to social media and shared an emotional tribute. In his long note, the actor revealed that his first film was to be ‘Aakhri Mughal’ where Dilip saab was supposed to play his father’s role. But the film was later shelved.
Abhishek wrote, “My first film was to be ‘Aakhri Mughal’. Dilip Sahab was to play my father in the film. I clearly remember my father telling me that it took him over a decade to have the honour of sharing screen space with his idol & here I was given that opportunity in my debut film. He told me to cherish this opportunity and to learn and observe as much as I could by watching the master at work. A film in which I get to work with my idol’s idol!! How lucky was I?”
He further added, “Sadly the film never got made & I never had the honour of being able to say that I’ve been in a film with the great Dilip Kumar Ji. Today, an entire era of cinema came to an end. Thankfully many generations will be able to watch and learn but most importantly enjoy and respect the immense talent of Dilip Sahab through his movies. We thank you for blessing us with your work, wisdom, talent & love. Rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Saira Ji and the family.” Take a look:
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) 1625665328000
Meanwhile, the 98-year-old thespian was laid to rest with full state honours at Juhu Qabrastan around 4:30 pm on July 7.