Iconic Bollywood star Dilip Kumar turns 93 today, but he's not planning to host a big party.
In fact his wife Saira Banu told The Times of India that the birthday would be a low-key affair to show respect to the victims of the Chennai floods. "We are deeply saddened by the tragedy," she said. "We decided not to celebrate Sahab's birthday at an inopportune time like this. My husband and I had lived in Chennai for a few years after our marriage and the city holds a special place in our hearts."
However, she mentioned that "his close friends are likely to come over and spend time with him."
Kumar had earlier taken to Twitter to announce this decision himself:
Kumar's made his film debut in 1944 in Jwar Bhata, going on to act in the popular 1947 film Jugnu in which he appeared along with Noor Jehan. Jugnu was a box office hit.
So the question is, if he's not celebrating, what's the Filmfare Award-winning actor doing on his birthday? Well, he's definitely keeping up with his birthday wishes on Twitter. As fans reached out to him on the social media platform Kumar has been quick to write back, thanking everyone for their wishes.
Isn't that sweet?