Dilip Kumar and Madhubala’s on-screen pairing is still considered one of the best and most iconic. Their chemistry was magical and the fans wanted them to be harnessed forever. Well, it was almost about to come true, but fate had other plans, and these two didn’t get married. But did you know that these two actors weren’t on good terms while filming the cult movie Mugal-E-Azam?
If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll vividly remember the feather scene, which made millions of hearts beat faster during that time. In fact, it was considered one of the most sensual scenes of this era. You would be shocked to learn that Dilip and Madhubala’s relationship has deteriorated so badly that they couldn’t even stand each other. Yet they managed to pull off this romantic scene.
In his autobiography “Dilip Kumar: The Substance And The Shadow”, Kumar reveals details of his relationship with Madhubala which continues to intrigue movie fans to this day. Their twinning in K Asif’s Mughal-E-Azam made headlines due to rumors of their emotional involvement, which made the director very happy.
Madhubala opened up to Asif about her feelings for Dilip Kumar, and the director encouraged her. But unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse during the classic’s long production run. “I sensed Asif was seriously trying to fix things for her when things started to go downhill between us, thanks to her father’s attempt to make the proposed marriage a business venture,” Kumar recalls.
Their relationship worsened during the filming of the film. Kumar reveals that the feather scene, described as one of the most sensual moments in Hindi cinema, was shot after they had stopped talking to each other.
“The result was that halfway through the production of Mughal-E-Azam, we didn’t even speak to each other. The classic scene with the feather between our lips, which ignited a million imaginations, was shot when we had completely stopped greeting each other, ”writes Dilip Kumar.
The actor says the tribute for this scene should go to “the art of two professionally engaged actors” to put aside their personal differences to realize the director’s vision.
It is really shocking! After reading this excerpt from Dilip Kumar’s autobiography, we’re sure the quill scene wouldn’t have been the same for most of you. What do you think of his failed love affair with Madhubala? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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