Who is the deserving successor of Dilip Kumar - Aamir Khan or Shahrukh Khan?
Take your pick - Aamir or Shahrukh?
By Aparajita Ghosh
Tue, May 03, 2011 08:49:56 GMT
Dilip Kumar, the icon of Hindi cinema from the mid 1940s to late 80s, may have retracted away from the limelight, but his charisma, many believe, still remains unmatched. Only a few actors today can be called as successors of Dilip Kumar’s legacy. But who’s the most deserving of them?
At a function recently, when Mithun Chakraborty, Dilip Kumar and Aamir Khan came together, Mithun said Aamir has carried forward the legacy of Dilip Kumar.
“Aamir is the only actor from this generation who has it him to excel as Dilip sahab did. He can be called as Dilip Kumar's successor,” Mithun said.
However, let it not go unlooked that very often Shahrukh Khan has been compared to Dilip Kumar. SRK’s facial resemblance to Dilip sahib notwithstanding, many believe that SRK also has the intensity and charisma that made Dilip sahib the superstar of his time. No wonder, Shahrukh was the first choice of Sanjay Leela Bhansali to play the lovelorn Devdas (in Devdas), a role immortalized by Dilip Kumar himself in 1955.
So we decided to ask our readers who they see as the befitting successor of Dilip Kumar’s legacy: Aamir or Shahrukh?