61 Years of Mughal-E-Azam, 61 Years of Mughal-E-Azam lesser known facts of iconic film dilip kumar madhubala
Dilip Kumar and Madhubala
- Mughal-e-Azam, one of the best films of the century, was released on August 5, 1960.
- Director K Asif made a film on the love story of Salim and Anarkali
61 Years of Mughal-e-Azam: Hindi cinema is more than 110 years old. Whenever it comes to the best films in this long period, the name of Mughal-e-Azam is at the top. It has been 61 years since the release of this film, but even today when it is telecast on TV, the audience is mesmerized. This film was special in many ways. From the performances of the stars to the sets, everything was perfect. Director K Asif made ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ on the love story of Mughal emperor Mohammad Jalaluddin Akbar’s son Salim and Anarkali, which was earlier scheduled to release in 1940. Earlier, actors Sapru Chandramohan and Nargis played the lead roles in this film. Later, after 20 years, this film was released with a new star cast. This time Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala were cast in the lead roles.
It would not be wrong to say that K Asif was born to make ‘Mughal-e-Azam’. Because it takes time to carve every unique thing and Asif had proved this point. One of the best films of the century, released on August 5, 1960, Mughal-e-Azam was such a film that the director had put all the wealth and 14 years of his life to make it. When the shooting of Mughal-e-Azam started in ‘Mumbai Talkies’, the partition of India and Pakistan started. The producer of the film, Siraj moved from India to Pakistan and the shooting of the film came to a halt.
After this, in 1952, once again its shooting started with new producers and new actors. At the time when Mughal-e-Azam was made, films used to be made in 10 to 15 lakhs, but this film was made in 1.5 crores. K Asif did not want to compromise with this film. This was the reason why he made it with complete perfection. He had written 72 songs for this film.
special thing about the song
The film’s famous song ‘Jab Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’ was written in 105 hours and 10 lakh rupees were spent to shoot this song. The film was stalled for two years as the set of Sheeshmahal in this song was not made on time. In the song, Dilip Kumar wore gold shoes while real pearls were collected for a scene. Due to both these reasons, the film was stalled for a long time. It was the whims of K Asif that he made Dilip Kumar wear gold shoes. He believed that the glow that would come on the face by wearing these shoes would not be broken.
Two ‘Madhubala’ seen in the song
The song ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya…’ from the film was chosen by Naushad Saab after rejecting 105 songs. This song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar in the bathroom of the studio. The special thing is that two Madhubala appeared in this song. Madhubala was a very brilliant actress, but she was a little weak in dance. He had to dance in this song and Asif did not want to take any risk. Sculptor BR Khedkar advised Asif to get Madhubala’s dance steps done by a professional dancer. After that the famous dancer Laxmi Narayan was danced wearing a mask.
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