Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri recently met the legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar at his Bandra residence. Kasuri was in Mumbai for the release of his controversial book ‘Neither a Hawk nor a Dove’ that he launched with Sudheendra Kulkarni.
 
After spending an hour with the actor and his wife Saira Banu and discussing both politics and films, Kasuri expressed, “Dilip Kumar ‘sahab’ visited Pakistan twice secretly to bring Hindus and Muslims together. I have mentioned about the same in my book also. He is one man who can definitely unite India and Pakistan.”
 
Kasuri also talked about the Bollywood veteran during his media address. He shared that Dilip Kumar was an Indian secret agent and that he visited Pakistan twice for ‘secret missions’ on behalf of the Indian government. 
 
“Dilip Sahab’s wife Saira Banu told me that her husband visited Pakistan twice for a secret mission on behalf of the Indian government. He was flown to Islamabad by the Indian government in a special aircraft. I suppose that one of these visits took place at the time of the Zia-ul-Haq period,” he said.
 
Not only this, the former Pak minister also made some more shocking revelations. He claimed that the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood had played a key role in convincing the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to put an end to the Kargil War in 1999 with one phone call. 
 
According to reports, Kasuri has also written about the telephonic conversation of Dilip Kumar and Nawaz Sharif in his recently released book. 
 
Kumar in his tele-con with PM Sharif reportedly said, “Mian Sahab, since you have always claimed to be a great supporter of peace and relationship between India and Pakistan, we did not expect this. As an Indian Muslim, I would like to share that in terms of tensions between India and Pakistan, the position of Indian Muslims actually becomes really insecure and they find it quite difficult to even leave their homes. I request you to do something to get this situation in control.”
 

 

First Published | 14 October 2015 12:46 PM
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