Today marks the 86th birth anniversary of Bollywood’s timeless beauty, Madhubala. Known for her flawless look and charismatic screen presence, Madhubala left many actors of her time smitten by her beauty. But she had her heart hooked on one and only, Dilip Kumar.
According to a report in Times Of India, the two had a steaming hot affair for 7 long years, before ending the relationship abruptly as the actress’ father was against their union. The report further states how Dilip Kumar had once declared his love for the beautiful actress in a court room. Here’s what the TOI report says:
“This was for the film Naya Daur (1957), which was supposed to star Dilip Kumar and Madhubala as the original cast of film. However, Madhubala’s father refused to let her go for an outdoor shoot. Accordingly, the director of the film ousted the actress and replaced her with Vyjayanthimala. However, Madhubala’s father, angry at her daughter being dropped from the film, had threatened to take the director of Naya Daur to court. The director, on the other hand, counter-sued Madhubala and her father. The matter went to court and Dilip Kumar took the stand to testify against Madhubala. But during the same testimony, he had also declared that fact that he was in love with his Mughal-E-Azam co-star. Much like the court case, Madhubala and Dilip Kumar, who had been courting for 7 years, ended their relationship abruptly.” Alas! Some love stories don’t have a happy ending.
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