Mumbai: The ‘king of tragedy’, Dilip Kumar is turning 93 on December 11 says he won’t celebrate his special day as he is saddened by the tragedy in Chennai, a city he wanted to adopt as his “second home”.
The thespian took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his sentiments on Chennai, where the situation is slowly returning to normalcy after heavy rains and a flooding of the century.
The actor tweeted: “I have decided to forego all celebrations on my birthday as I am saddened by the tragedy that has swept the lives of so many in Chennai.”
Saira is never in favor of celebrating my birthday. She feels the evil eye will fall and I will have health issues soon after celebrations.
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 8, 2015
He even shared that his wife Saira Bano is “never in favour of celebrating my birthday”.
“She feels the evil eye will fall and I will have health issues soon after celebrations,” said the actor. “Years ago my mother and grandmother had the same superstition and after my marriage the belief was gladly taken over by Saira.”
Dilip Kumar’s 92nd birthday was celebrated with much fanfare in his home town of Peshawar where the legendary actor spent the first 12 years of his life.
Besides Dilip Kumar, megastar Rajinikanth also has called off his birthday celebrations. He completes 64 years on Saturday.