A director had filed a case against #Madhubala
’s father when he din’t allow her to go outdoors for shoot. Dilip appeared in the court and gave a statement against her father which broke Madhubala’s heart and the couple never spoke to each other after that. Can you imagine that the most passionate lovers on screen from #mughaleazam
were not on talking terms in real? The iconic feather scene (which was poorly and distastefully recreated in PremRatanDhanPayo) was shot when the two stars were not even talking to each other.
There is a famous scene after the ‘BaytBazi’ contest where Salim gives thorns to Anarkali as her prize and she accepts it by saying ‘Kaanton Ko Murjhane Ka khauf Nahi Hota’ (Thorns are not fearful of withering away). Ironically, that year these performers got a snub at the award function. Only Madhubala was nominated (but she did not win) and Dilip and Prithvi Raj Kapoor were not even nominated.
Witnessing what all was done by our Emperors in the name of Love and War on stage in Dubai was magical – my story in @masalauae
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