One of the most iconic actresses of Bollywood, Madhubala’s ethereal beauty and charm is unparalleled. The enchanting beauty passed away at the age of 36 due to a coronary-pulmonary ailment. In her career, she became a superstar at the age of 16. During her film career, she has been part of some evergreen songs. Kishore Kumar and her chemistry in Chalti Ka Naam Gadi is adored by many. She was married to him when she passed away. As reported by some historians, Kishore Kumar could not bear to see her ailing and would stay away from home for long durations. Of course, it is her unrequited love story with Dilip Kumar that tugs the heartstrings of every romantic. On the occasion of her birthday, let us take a look at some trivia around her five films…
The song Ayega Aanewala is one of the most haunting melodies of Indian films. Madhubala’s Mahal was the first Indian film centered around reincarnation with a horror element. The song Ayega Aanewala made Lata Mangeshkar a household name courtesy All India Radio. Madhubala was in love with Kamal Amrohi who made his directorial debut with the film. Though her father did not object, she refused to be his second wife.
Howrah Bridge (1958)
Fans got to see Madhubala in a sensuous avatar in the cult hit, Aaiye Meherban. People went berserk in the theatres. Filmmaker Shakti Samanta was a huge fan of her. They went on to work in three more films.
Dilip Kumar and Madhubala teamed up for the first time for Tarana. It was the start of a tumultuous love affair. While many say her father played spoilsport, her sister says both of them were too strong-headed and egoistic to reach a fruitful culmination.
It was not only Madhubala but also Suraiyya who wanted to be a part of the film. When the now iconic feather scene between Madhubala and Dilip Kumar was shot, the two were not even on talking terms.
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)
It is one of her most loved films with Kishore Kumar. The actress played a rather liberated role in the movie.
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