Today, Saira Banu took to her social media account and shared the significance of 2 October in her life. The actress shared that this was the day when Dilip Kumar and she got engaged
Saira Banu always keeps her fans entertained with several anecdotes. Today, the actress took to her social media account and shared the significance of 2 October in her life. The actress shared that this was the day when Dilip Kumar and she got engaged.
The actress shared a couple of old black and white snapshots in which she can be seen wearing a pretty saree, with her hair done in a bun decorated with a beautiful flower, while Dilip Kumar was seen wearing a three-piece suit. In the first picture, the two can be seen sharing hands. The second picture is from their engagement ceremony.
While posting the pictures, Saira Banu wrote, “This date is dearest to my heart because on 23rd August, 1966 Dilip Sahib walked into my House and my Heart to wish me for my Birthday and wonder of wonders! The very next week, Sahib sought my hand in marriage from my grandmother Shamshad Abdul Waheed Khan’s approval. Consequently, on this day October 2nd, we had a quiet family ceremony where Dilip Sahib and I exchanged engagement rings and my dream of becoming Dilip Sahib’s wife stepped onto the threshold of coming true.”
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She further added, “To the entire world, this was a bolt from the blue because nobody had ever imagined this possibility since we had never worked together and had never been propelled as an 'Ideal Couple' by the imaginative media and so this news created a storm worldwide. This happening has beautiful sentimental parts to narrate as well as hilariously funny incidents that ensued which I shall write about later.”
As the actress posted the nostalgic snapshot fans quickly reacted to it in the comment section. One fan wrote, “How beautiful you both look together your pair is one of the most beautiful pair of indian cinema... I specially loved your bonding in sagina (1974) love you both.” Another fan wrote, “Happy Engagement Anniversary, @sairabanu ma'am! This story will always be fresh to come back to!”. While others reacted with heart emojis.
Saira Banu got married to Dilip Kumar on 11 October 1966, despite an age difference of over 20 years. The couple remained deeply devoted to each other until Dilip Kumar's passing in July 2021