Saira Banu had once spoken about her first meeting with late veteran actor Dilip Kumar, when she was 12 years old. She recalled falling 'in love with him almost instantly'. She had said that he was 'different from everyone around' and 'looked so polished and sophisticated'. Saira had also said that he was of 'different fibre and of superior material', report agencies.
Speaking to a leading Indian daily Saira Banu remembered meeting Dilip Kumar for the first time. "...I saw him for the first time in person at Mumbai's Mehboob Studios- he was wearing a plain white shirt, white trousers and white chappals. And my God! He had such lovely free-flowing hair, just in sync with his song ‘Ude Zulfen Jab Jab Teri’ from Naya Daur. He looked so polished and sophisticated and so different from everyone around. It was a party by Mehboob Khan (director of Mother India) and I met him. I fell in love with him almost instantly; I was just 12 then. Even if he was leaning on a chair or standing against a wall, you could easily make out that this is a man of different fibre and of superior material," she said.