Veteran Bollywood star Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu’s handprints have been taken for Riteish Deshmukh’s Legends Walk,a boulevard similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The handprints will be a part of the boulevard in Bandra,with star handprints embedded into the sidewalk. Dilip Kumar and yesteryear actress Saira were among the firsts to have given their hand impression.
“Last week,Riteish Deshmukh,my dear friend Vilasrao Deshmukh’s talented son,visited us with his lifecasting expert to get impressions of my hands and Saira’s hands which will be in a museum he proposes to have for cinema lovers,” the 89-year-old actor wrote on his blog.
“It took only a quarter of an hour for the team to get the mixture ready and get our hands imprinted on the mould which I am told will be imaged on metal for display in the museum.
“It is Riteish’s brain child and it is his way of telling those of us who spent the best years of our lives entertaining and,hopefully,impacting people’s minds through our films,that our hard work and contributions to the growth of the medium have not been in vain,” the ‘Naya Daur’ star added.
Dilip Kumar also said that he is looking forward to attending Riteish’s wedding to Genelia D’Souza tomorrow.
“I have heard from my family about Riteish’s gift for excelling in comedy. I have known him for some years now as a well bred young man doing his parents proud. I hope to be at his wedding on February 3 and share the Deshmukh family’s happiness on the occasion,” he said.