Remembering Vinod Khanna: Saira Banu's touching recollection of the legendary actor

Saira Banu took to her social media account and shared heartfelt memories with Vinod Khanna.

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Saira Banu has been actively engaging with her audience on social media since July. Her posts often feature fascinating anecdotes from her extensive career in the film industry. On the birth anniversary of the legendary actor Vinod Khanna, which falls on September 6th, Saira Banu took to her Instagram account to share a heartfelt tribute.

In her tribute, Saira Banu began by highlighting the profound affection that Vinod Khanna held for her late husband, the legendary actor Dilip Kumar. She described Khanna's immense love for Kumar and recounted a memorable incident from their shared experiences. 

Banu recollected an instance when Khanna had to rehearse for a film called "Aarop" alongside her and Johnny Walker. However, he initially "absconded" from the rehearsal, and it was during this period that Banu was accompanied by Dilip Kumar. Later, Khanna confessed that he couldn't bring himself to act in front of the iconic Dilip Kumar.

Saira Banu also shared another endearing anecdote about Vinod Khanna's considerate nature. She highlighted how Khanna always prioritized the comfort and safety of the women on set. On one occasion, Banu had sent her car home for an important task, and the director, Atmaram, wrapped up the shoot much earlier than expected. 

Observing that Banu's car hadn't arrived, Khanna offered his own perky Volkswagen to ensure she got home safely. Banu initially hesitated, remarking on the size of her luggage compared to Khanna's small car, but he insisted on waiting until her car arrived. She fondly remembered him as a truly chivalrous gentleman.

Vinod Khanna was a versatile actor who earned two Filmfare Awards during his illustrious career. In the 1970s, he was among the highest-paid actors in the industry. His notable films include "Amar Akbar Anthony," "Achanak," "Mera Gaon Mera Desh," "Wanted," and "Dabangg."

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