Madhubala, who would have turned 86 today, was called “The Biggest Star in the World” in 1952 by Theatre Arts magazine. She appeared in her first film at the age of 9, as Baby Mumtaz. In 1947, she landed the lead role in Neel Kamal with Raj Kapoor at the age of 14.
Madhubala was born in 1933, and it's her 85th birthday today. In her life spanning all of 36 years, she stunned everyone with her divine looks and her films took her mesmerising beauty to people across the world.
"When I create, I’m very instinctive as the lyrical quality creates images in my head. I can’t lose that instinct or I’ll just be a clone. It had to be a signature Mayuri upadhya piece and yet remain a tribute to what Maharaj created."
Feroz Abbas Khan's musical, which will premiere in the Indian capital on September 8, is based on the K. Asif-directorial Mughal-e-Azam which starred thespian Dilip Kumar and ethereal beauty Madhubala. The play will take place at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium from September 9th till 17th.
Legendry Bollywood actor Madhubala will be a part of Madame Tussauds museum in Delhi. The figure will be styled from her most admired Anarkali character from the movie Mughal-e-Azam and her magnetic beauty will attract her fans to re-live a special moment with her.
Prithviraj Kapoor is imposing as Emperor Akbar and Dilip Kumar a.k.a Prince Salim is appropriately understated but it is Madhubala’s Anarkali that defines and carries K. Asif’s 1960 epic Mughal-E-Azam on her delicate shoulders.
Madhubala's 86th birth anniversary: Madhubala's divine beauty made her a recognised face all across the globe and her sumptuous repertoire was no less. She proved her mettle in films like Mughal-e-Azam, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Mahal, Mr & Mrs 55 and others.
There are some pairings in Hindi cinema including Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar Madhubala, Hema Malini-Dharmendra, that struck a chord with audiences and stayed with them after all these years. Here’s a look at Bollywood's golden couples onscreen.