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Birthday wishes galore for Dilip Kumar

Indo Asian News Service
11 December 2012

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) On Dilip Kumar's 90th birthday Tuesday, members of the Hindi film fraternity saluted the veteran actor and wished the best for him.

Actors and filmmakers took to Twitter to share their thoughts. Here's what they wrote:

Javed Akhtar: In my dictionary Dilip Kumar means dignity, depth, sensitivity, subtlety, sophistication and class. Happy birthday Dilip saheb.

Shabana Azmi: Happy birthday Dilip saheb. There has not been another like you. We continue to draw inspiration from your performances and your commitment.

Manoj Bajpayee: Salute to Dilip saheb and his commitment to the craft! May you live for 1000 years and keep entertaining us.

Farah Khan: Happppy birthday to Dilip saheb! First stampede I ever saw was when I was 5, at a wedding! He walked on to the stage and 500 women jumped onto it, breaking it!

Aman Verma: A very happy birthday to the greatest actor our industry has ever produced. All of us are clones of his style of acting. Salutations DILIP KUMAR.

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'Actor' Pankaj Kapoor doesn't interfere in creative decisions

He has years of experience in showbiz, but actor-director Pankaj Kapoor says that when he works as an actor, he doesn't interfere in the creative decisions of any film.

"When I am doing a role, I don't think of direction. Whatever my director says, I do that... and whatever is the demand of my character, I only do that. I don't get into creative decisions of the director as I am acting in it," said Pankaj.

Pankaj made his directorial debut with the 2011 film "Mausam" with Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. The film didn't meet the expectations of the audience.

As an actor, Pankaj is now gearing up for the release of his new film "Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola". Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film also features Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma. It releases Jan 11.

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Sequels are like any other movie: Jacqueline

Of the six films that Jacqueline Fernandez has done so far, three have been sequels. But the actress says she treats them like any other movie.

"This is my third sequel. I treat them as any other movie. I don't think it makes a difference in terms of how I would view my character. I think you make the most of it. But what's great is that you can be part of, what I would call, a legacy. So you don't mind that," she told IANS.

The actress, who made her Bollywood debut in 2009 with "Aladin", has been part of sequels like "Murder 2", "Housefull 2" and now "Race 2", which releases Jan 25.

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