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Madhubala’s Biopic Will Steer Clear Of Kishore Kumar & Dilip Kumar, Says Sister

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OB Bureau

Mumbai: Madhubala’s long-awaited biopic is finally set to materialise, but is unlikely to talk about her romantic relationships with Kishore Kumar and Dilip Kumar.

One of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the Hindi film industry, Madhubala was in a relationship with Dilip Kumar for several years but they didn’t get married.

On the other hand, Madhubala and Kishore Kumar were married for 9 years (1960 to1969) before the iconic actress died at the age of 36. Madhubala’s family accused the legendary singer of ‘abandoning’ her during her final days.

Madhubala’s sister Madhur Bhushan, who has been working on the biopic since the actress’ wax statue was unveiled at Madame Tussaud’s museum, said in an interview that they don’t want to hurt anyone in the film.

“We are sure that we don’t want to hurt anybody while telling this tale. We don’t want to get into what happened with Dilip Kumar and Kishore Kumar. They have families, wives and children. Every relationship has its ups and downs, but the very same way that we don’t appreciate things being spoken about our father, they too will feel hurt if someone talks about the past. We want to celebrate Madhubala’s life, we don’t want to hurt anyone’s sentiments while doing it,” Madhur told ETimes.

Many believe that Dilip Kumar broke up with Madhubala because of the actress’ father Ataullah Khan and public fallout over a court case. Her sister, however, refuses to blame their father and has maintained that they fell out because of ego clashes.

“I am going in for a biopic on my sister, which will be produced by my very dear friends, very soon. It’s my humble request to all well-wishers of Madhubala and whosoever is connected with Bollywood or elsewhere to please not attempt a biopic or anything else based on my sister’s life without my permission,” Madhur had said in 2018, when her biopic was officially announced.

Born as Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehelvi, Madhubala made her debut as a child artiste in 1942 in ‘Basant’, while her first adult role was as Ganga in ‘Neel Kamal’ in 1947.

She was diagnosed with ventricular septal defect, which resulted in recurring bouts of breathlessness and hemoptysis (coughing up of blood). It ultimately led to her premature death in 1969.

OB Bureau

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