Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who is being treated at Lilavati Hospital for pneumonia, is doing fine now and will be discharged on Thursday so he can celebrate his birthday at his residence, said his close family friend Udaya Tara Nayar.
"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 The Substance and the Shadow, told IANS.
The Bollywood's thespian will turn a year older on Thursday and it is said that his wife, veteran actress Saira Banu, has planned a small dinner on 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 pm or 2 pm," said Udaya.
She added "As far his birthday plans are concerned, it will be a quiet celebration only with his close friends."