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A teenage fascination

Saira was a young girl of 16 when the super hit tragic romance Mughal-e-Azam’ had released. She went to the famous Maratha Mandir movie hall where the first premier of the movie was being held, in the hope of getting a glimpse of her favorite actor. She had to return heartbroken as Dilip Kumar couldn’t make it to the show.

Iconic love story of Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu will restore your faith in the works of destiny

In an interview, Saira Banu had confessed being in love with Dilip Kumar since the age of 12. I was not just another girl smitten by Dilip Kumar. For me, it was no castle in the air because I had given my dream the strong foundation of faith- faith in myself and faith in God.”

Though they have been married for over 53 years now, the love of Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar is not quite bereft of bottlenecks, heartbreaks and separation. Yet, no other love story in the industry is as spectacular and complete with cosmic connections as that of the original megastar of Hindi cinema and his breathtakingly beautiful wife.

Slide on to read about the interesting yet tumultuous love story of the paragon of beauty, Saira Banu and her Kohinoor.