Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar launched his autobiography “The Substance and The Shadow” at the Grand Hyatt in Santa Cruz, Mumbai on June 9, 2014.
Dilip Kumar’s Autobiography Launch
Some of the biggest names in the industry attended the event to show their support and simply to be a part of the historical moment. Present were Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao, Madhuri Dixit with her husband Sriram Nene, Dharmendra, Priyanka Chopra, Zeenat Aman, Rajkumar Hirani, Ayan Mukherji, Farida Jalal, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Jaaved Akhtar, Danny Denzongpa and Subhash Ghai among other.
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu 2014
Dilip’s wife Saira Banu, who was dressed for the occasion in a green sari with paisley embellishments, said that every chapter of the book would tell the reader something about her husband that they did not know before.
Saira Banu 2014
Saira Banu 2014 Pics
Actress Priyanka Chopra said that her family had been close to Dilip’s for years and she was very happy for them on this big day. She too chose a sari for the event, a staple for most of the women there, looking resplendent in a very gorgeous black and beige one featuring stunning gold embroidery on the border and the neckline of the blouse.
Priyanka Chopra 2014 at Dilip Kumars Autobiography Launch
Her patent red lippie, a red bindi, ethnic jewellery and an updo completed her look.
Priyanka Chopra 2014
Another looker in nine yards was Kiran who chose one true to her style – a colourful version featuring pink yellow and lime green on the borders and a zig-zag pattern of grey around the middle.
Kiran Rao 2014 at Dilip Kumars Autobiography Launch
Hosted by Karan Johar, the evening was an unprecedented success.
Kiran Rao 2014 in Sari
Kiran Rao at Dilip Kumars Autobiography Launch
Dilip Kumar Autobiography Launch