High in Life yet a tragic turn changes everything:
I wonder, why a few people who have reached heights in life have a tragic fall in life. I wanna talk about a few.
Mumtaz Jahan Begum Dehlavi, well known to us as Madhubala. A girl who lived for just 36years (14 th February 1933 – 23 February 1969) has entered the movie industry at the age of nine. Mumtaz’s first movie Basant (1942) was a box-office success.
Actress Devika Rani was impressed by her performances and potential and advised her to assume the name Madhubala, meaning "a woman of honey"
Her first break came when producer Kidar Sharma cast her opposite Raj Kapoor in Neel Kamal (1947). She was fourteen when she was given a lead role. The film was not a commercial success, but her performance was received well.
During the next two years, she blossomed into a captivating beauty. After her lead role in Bombay Talkies production Mahal in 1949, Madhubala attained immense popularity. Though she was only 16 at the time, her subtle and skilful performance, upstaged her seasoned co-star Ashok Kumar. The movie and the song Aayega Aanewala in it heralded the arrival of two new superstars: Madhubala and playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Madhubala was in a relationship with Dilip kumar for a real long time. They worked together in a lot movies. Their on screen and off screen chemistry was often spoken by media. They both broke up abruptly, leaving everyone holding their own stories.
When rediff news spoke to her sister Madhur Bhushan, her account of the story was:
The reason Madhubala broke up with Dilip Kumar was B R Chopra's film Naya Daur, not my father. Madhubala had shot a part of the film when the makers decided to go for an outdoor shoot to Gwalior. The place was known for dacoits, so my father asked them to change the location. They disagreed because they wanted a hilly terrain. So my father asked her to quit the film. He was ready to pay the deficit. Chopra asked Dilip Kumar for help. Dilipsaab and Madhubala were engaged then. Dilipsaab tried to mediate but Madhubala refused to disobey her father. Chopra's production filed a case against her, which went on for a year. But this did not spoil their relationship. Dilipsaab told her to forget movies and get married to him. She said she would marry him, provided he apologized to her father. He refused, so Madhubala left him. That one 'sorry' could have changed her life. Then she met Kishore kumar then he was a playback singer and married. He divorced and married madhubala.
Madhubala was suffering from heart problem i.e she had a hole in her heart in the year 1950 she was known to it. Which she never wanted to reveal it in the industry. But when she was shooting for “Bhaut din huwe” everybody got to know about her sufferings. Another turn in life!
She passed away at the age of 36. She had a short life but for what she has done she lives even today in our minds and many other hearts. Class apart she was!
Her work was amazing in a lot movies. And, music is such a must in every post of mine
· Pyar kiya tho darna kya
· Aacha jee main haari
Was listening to the above tracks while writing! :)
A few more celebs I shall keep you all posted in the coming few blogs. Madhubala reached professional heights but didn't get what she loved!
P.S- Being professionally high doesn’t mean you don’t need anything else in life. Everybody craves for “LOVE”