Putting all rumours to rest, Udaya Tara Nayar, a close friend of veteran actor Dilip Kumar, said the actor is doing fine now and will be discharged on Thursday.
Dilip, who is being treated at Lilavati Hospital for pneumonia, will also be able to celebrate his birthday (December 11, Thursday) at his residence. "I met him and he is fine now. He has been responding to the treatment very well," Udaya Tara Nayar, who is also the compiler of the 91-year-old actor's autobiography titled The Substance and the Shadow, said.
The Bollywood's thespian will turn an year old on Thursday and it is said that his wife and veteran actor Saira Banu has planned a small dinner for the special day. "We do have plans to get him back home before his birthday. Doctor will do his check-up tomorrow (Thursday) morning and he will be discharged by tomorrow afternoon. He should be back home by 1 p.m. or 2 p.m," said Nayar.
She added, "As far his birthday plans are concerned, it will be a quiet celebration only with his close friends."