Madhubala, The neglected superstar: Saira Banu, Mumtaz, Amit Kumar, Tajdar Amrohi speak out | Hindi Movie News

On Sunday, we introduced you an interview with Madhur Bhushan (embedded under), the sister of the evergreen icon Madhubala, advocating that her apa (as she fondly identified as her sis) warrants a biopic and Bharat Ratna both of those. Claimed Madhur Bhushan, with a potent tinge of complaint in her voice, “It is been 53 decades given that my sister passed away, why couldn’t anyone maintain a single function in her memory? Why could not a single organisation give her a posthumous award? Why has there been no recognition awarded to her? Why wasn’t she ever considered for a Bharat Ratna? Everybody says she was so stunning and talented. Her splendor simply cannot be emulated. But if she was so special, why did not everyone come forward and present her some recognition, why didn’t any person aid her or rejoice her legacy? Bollywood performed a big function in making Madhubala. It was Hindi cinema’s administrators like K Asif, Mehboob Khan, Kedar Sharma and stars like Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor who served make her vocation. We can not dismiss that. But we also cannot ignore the simple fact that Madhubala requirements an honour and a recognition.”

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Effectively, Madhubala continues to be a big name until date and it is not likely that its aura will at any time diminish in stature and measurement. In this regard, it could be probably only fitting if she will get the double honour that her sister has pitched for. In point, ETimes can now also explain to you that of late, Madhur Bhushan has been trying large and very low to get a filmmaker’s nod for the biopic.

Our and Madhur Bhushan’s sentiments apart, we believe that a large portion of our nation would be a part of us in eschewing a similar sentiment. Biopics, anyway, have become the flavour of every period in Bollywood, have not they? As well as Madhubala’s everyday living was really a extraordinary one particular, was not it?

The time was correct to speak to the men and women who knew Madhubala individually or have another person in their family who’d interacted with her when she was alive. What do they imagine?

Senior actress Mumtaz, who arrived in Mumbai from London final week for a limited stay right before she flies out to Kenya to celebrate her birthday (July 31), acquired pretty gung-ho while talking to ETimes on this. “Why won’t be able to we have a biopic on Madhubala? She was breathtakingly attractive and an actress par excellence. This sort of attractiveness and creativity need to be rewarded. It would be justifiable if the maker who is offered demand is a big supporter of hers.”

Premnath and Madhubala

Endorsing that a Bharat Ratna ought to be bestowed on Madhubala, late Shammi Kapoor’s son Aditya Kapoor explained that he would appreciate to see a film on the existence of Madhubala. It could be recalled that Shammi Kapoor had admitted that he was smitten by Madhubala huge time. Shammi Kapoor, who 1st worked with Madhubala in the movie ‘Rail Ka Dibba’ in 1953, had as soon as spoken about how he was in really like with the ‘Mahal’ star. Kapoor experienced mentioned he realized that she was then in really like with Dilip Kumar and still he could not aid falling in really like with her. The ‘Prince’ actor also uncovered that he retained forgetting his traces for the reason that he was immensely nervous to meet her, and Madhubala understood that this was the result that she had on him she afterwards went on to support him with his dialogues.


Dilip Kumar and Madhubala

Reported Aditya, “As far as a biopic on Madhubala is anxious, I would say that a biopic of excellent persons is great for posterity it maintains a document of what happened to them in the previous. But I never consider Madhubala’s own existence must be highlighted in reality, her experienced lifetime would be exciting to watch.”

Madhubala was married to Kishore Kumar when she breathed her past (February 23, 1969). What is Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar’s position of watch? Amit Kumar, when contacted, explained, “Madhubala need to get a Bharat Ratna. Also, a biopic on her would be excellent. She was a fantastic actress. Mere baba (my father) ke saath unhone takkar mein kaam kiya- be it ‘Half Ticket’, ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ or ‘Mahlon Ke Khwab’. I am guaranteed people today would really like to see a movie on her everyday living.” Incidentally, a biopic on Kishore Kumar is also in the functions and Amit Kumar is putting it all with each other. “Both of those Madhubala and my father were colourful personalities,” he pointed out.

While he does not root for biopics, why is he then environment up one on his father? Amit Kumar reasoned, “Perfectly, every person else in my spouse and children would like it and so I have deep-dived in making certain that we go in advance but with enormous treatment. My father was unique he experienced numerous personalities woven into a person. It will not be effortless to emulate him. A senior author will be in charge of the script. And right up until we are sure that the script is accomplishing entire justice to my legendary father, we shall not start off taking pictures.”


Prior to marrying Kishore Kumar, Madhubala was in a passionate romantic relationship with Dilip Kumar for practically 9 a long time. “If you consider me, it was the ‘Naya Daur’ scenario that designed wedges among them. Tempers flared and items obtained lousy. Shayad Allah ko manzoor nahi tha aur unka pyaar khatam ho gaya,” Madhur Bhushan had told ETimes in an before interview (embedded above). Mumtaz even so feels that Dilip Kumar did not marry Madhubala mainly because she wouldn’t have been in a position to give him a little one. “That is what I come to feel. You see, it was not probable for her to have a toddler. The condition of her coronary heart would not have been equipped to acquire a pregnancy. My sister-in-law had a heart problem and she took a likelihood she sent a toddler but handed away two years afterwards. I will not blame Dilip saab for that,” Mumtaz stated, and added, “My spouse would have been in two minds if he knew beforehand that I would not supply. But certainly, I know Madhubala’s discomfort when she separated from Dilip saab. I have sat with her and so I know. Heading forward nevertheless, I need to say that Dilip saab was fortunate to have an individual so dedicated and caring like Saira Banu the way she seemed immediately after him till his pretty stop was to be viewed to be considered.” Did Dilip Kumar at any time focus on Madhubala with her? Mumtaz and Dilip Kumar worked jointly in ‘Ram Aur Shyam’. “No, we weren’t so close that he would explore his individual life with me. In simple fact, I owe him a whole lot for agreeing to perform with a newcomer like me. He could have refused, but he said, ‘No, she is superior-seeking, dances effectively and emotes well, we must consider her’.”


Shammi Kapoor and Madhubala

It was essential to touch base with Saira Banu. Mrs Dilip Kumar nonetheless voiced to ETimes that it would be a big disappointment if any one tried to get into Madhubala’s sneakers for a biopic. “She was so gorgeous and vivacious. I will not see any actress now essaying Madhubala. Tell me, do you see a single? ” she shot again with a issue.

Kamal Amrohi was an additional personality that Madhubala experienced interacted intently with, but not just before she had an interlude with actor Premnath. Prior to Dilip Kumar entering her everyday living, Madhubala was attracted to Kamal Amrohi. Like Saira Banu, Amrohi’s son, Tajdar Amrohi was also sitting on the other facet of the fence and not without a legitimate explanation, when we identified as him. Tajdar explained that Madhubala warrants a biopic but Dilip Kumar’s wife and Premnath’s family members could be averse to the idea. “They could even object. So why make it and rattle them? In addition to, who would know the actual truth of every single little bit of Madhubala’s lifetime? Even Madhur Bhushan was not sitting with Madhubala for each moment of her lifetime to know the intricate details. Who is about from that period who would genuinely know each detail? In that respect, I really feel you will not likely get the authentic picture.” We also requested Tajdar if his mom was disturbed about Madhubala and Amrohi coming close. Pat arrived the reply, “Meri ammi pardah-nasheen thi. She realized that these kinds of matters materialize to handsome adult males and wonderful ladies in the movie industry.”

Once more Tajdar differed, when requested about Madhubala receiving the Bharat Ratna posthumously. “I consider Meena Kumari (Kamal Amrohi’s second spouse) really should be offered the Bharat Ratna. Meena Kumari’s last movie ‘Paakezah’ (1972) built history.” Also, contrary to Madhur Bhushan who did not identify Kamal Amrohi’s contribution in Madhubala’s job, Tajdar was crystal clear that it was his father’s film ‘Mahal’ that set the ball rolling for Madhubala. “Lata Mangeshkar (‘Aayega Aane Wala’) and Madhubala both of those rocketed away just after Mahal,” he reminded, alternatively categorically.


Kamal Amrohi and Madhubala

But if Premnath’s children and Saira Banu would not be increasing the inexperienced flag to Madhubala’s biopic, would Tajdar himself be okay with it? Following all, Madhubala and Amrohi ended up in adore with every single other also. “Not seriously,’ Tajdar admitted, “In addition, who from present-day occasions can make a movie of the extreme adore of all those periods, knowing people inner thoughts? Today, appreciate is acquiring tickets in theatres and cosying up in the corners of theatres. These days, really like is likely out for holiday seasons alongside one another right before relationship. All those times, it was all so pious.”

But Tajdar immediately extra a personal incident that transpired with him when he was 6 decades outdated, something that refuses to go absent from his memory. These days, Madhubala and Amrohi have been up close and own. Detailing the entrenched incident, Tajdar reported, “Madhubala stayed near St Andrew’s Church in Bandra and my school was just a handful of blocks absent. I was passing by her house when her automobile came out and the driver beckoned to me that I ought to be part of them inside of. Madhubala questioned me about myself and my university and explained that I need to inform my father that I had fulfilled her. I did tell my father when I attained household in the evening- and he merely smiled. Madhubala knew who I was but truthfully I did not know who she was, and in fact, I try to remember telling her that we under no circumstances utilised to see motion pictures when we ended up 5 or 6 several years previous. But I ought to say, Madhubala was gorgeously attractive. Even if you are 6 decades outdated, you do realise what is lovely and what is not.”

Nonetheless, Amit Kumar has no difficulty if Madhubala’s private life is depicted on display. “Search, the only matter is that it need to not be crudely designed. If a director desires to do it properly, he will do it. But I do not have a challenge if my father Kishore Kumar’s spouse Madhubala receives a biopic. Was not her lifestyle an open e book?”

The 64-million greenback issue is: Why has Madhubala not acquired adequate recognition? We asked this to senior producer Ratan Jain, who mentioned that he questioned if it was owing to the point that Madhubala failed to have much aid in the field and outdoors. “But it would be complicated to zero down on the actual motive,” he additional. A further senior producer Pahlaj Nihalani agreed that Madhubala experienced been neglected and ‘biopic toh banti hai Madhubala pe’, but explained there could be two factors for that: “A single, a film on Meena Kumari by the identify of ‘Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahani’ in 1981 flopped miserably. Two, biopics in olden times were being not created it is only now because a handful of years that they have turn out to be widespread.”


Kishore Kumar and Madhubala

But, but, but… a whole lot of water has flown underneath the bridge after Madhubala passed absent and it now continues to be to be seen whether the biopic on her sees the gentle of day or not. All stated and finished, a source now tells us that Madhubala’s sister Madhur Bhushan really should halt pondering that she really should handle the script and screenplay if she truly needs the biopic to be helmed by a reputed director, for the reason that she has been carrying out just that in her meetings with filmmakers so far. “If Madhur Bhushan lends a absolutely free hand, producers and directors might occur forward to put her elder sister’s lifestyle on celluloid. Agreed she is Madhubala’s sister but Madhubala’s total story with all the twists and turns is out in public area,” suggests a supply. ETimes further has it now that the delicate director Imtiaz Ali who was initially intended to be helming the biopic on Madhubala had received pretty flustered when two of Madhubala’s sisters (other than Madhur Bhushan) declined to give him authorization to go forward, and as of now, has no intention of revisiting this subject matter. The corporate huge who was tying up with Imtiaz then has also moved on.

At the time of going online, we been given a contact from Tajdar Amrohi, who said that he experienced connected with Madhur Bhushan on the telephone. “She is distinct that she wishes the biopic to not ruffle any feathers. So, the own angles will not be dealt in any way that might lead to hurt to any individual. In truth, she was even ok if I could make it. Let’s see. She and I may well fulfill right after July 15 to talk about this,” Tajdar concluded.

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