Rise & Rise of India's first mega star Dilip Kumar
Indian cinema's original superstar Dilip Kumar, 94, was finally discharged from hospital yesterday, a little more than a week after he was hospitalised for kidney-related ailments. We look at Dilip Kumar's iconic movies & his rise to superstardom.
Dilip Kumar's first hit film, "Jugnu", was released a few months before India's first Independence Day on May 23, 1947.
Dilip Kumar's co-star Pakistani actress Noor Jehan created history at the box office. (Others)
Dilip Kumar dominated Bollywood in the late 40s through till the 60s, the highlight of his career was the iconic character 'Salim' in Mughal-e-Azam. The film released on August 5, 1960, and became an instant hit. It was Bollywood's most expensive film ever made at that time.
The movie was re-released in 2004 after nearly 60 years in the era of Shahrukh Khan and still kept the box office ringing. (Facebook)