ruler is always one, not 2 or 3 at a time and he talking about star not filmmaker... RK has given many big it but DK was always considered biggest among Dilip Dev Raj, because of his dominant over his co star (almost all)....RK was only looks big as star/actor when he starred in his own production...no doubt he was biggest producer, director and showman of the industry.
Also Dilip Kumar was launched by Devika Rani, one of the pioneers of Indian cinema.
yes...but still DK was outsider, and those day she wouldnt have find any star kid. trend of launching star kid only started in 1973 (Rishi) and popularized in 80s (sanjay, sunny, kumar gaurav, Rajeev etc) if Devika rani not launched DK then she has to launched some another outsider. each and every actors have gets the role by recommendation or contacts. BigB has got zanjeer role because pran suggested his name after raj kumar opted out.
BTW should producer's guild re-organize All-India United Producers' Talent Competition? I mean this competition is what got us Rajesh Khanna, Subhash Ghai, Farida Jalal who had all won the competition and got 2 films deal as the prize.
still they were outsider.