Monday, July 30, 2007


This is my next set of Madhubala and Madhuri's pic.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


This is my second set of pictures.
I love these pics.
They look cute.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Madhu Vs Madhuri

Life is extremely mysterious.

No one knows what is there in their destiny.

But we still keep moving on.

Madhubala has lived a tragedic life for 36 Years.

In fact I can say a miserable life.She had a worst childhood.

Her entire family was dependent on her.

She had to struggle for everything.

Becoming a star also was not easy for her.

In the mid 1950s when some of her major films like Mehboob Khan's Amar flopped, Madhubala, the most beautiful actress in the country was declared 'box office poison!'

She however bounced back with a string of hits in the 1958-60 period - Phagun (1958), Howrah Bridge (1958), Kala Pani (1958), Chalti ka Naam Gaadi (1958) - all among her more memorable films and of course Mughal-e-Azam (1960).

Her tragic love story, her pathetic married life and above all her health.

The most beautiful lady with the worst life.

I really felt bad when I read this from

"Madhubala remained with her family. Her love for Dilip remaining unchanged, the decision that she felt impelled to take proved to be a singular mistake of judgement, for it robbed her of her health, her happiness and her peace of mind. For a girl as loving and emotional as she was, the decision was suicidal."

For the next few years, she followed the time-honoured antidote for heartbreak and, turning to her work, tried to forget her troubles. She had the satisfaction of working in a number of highly successful films like Kala Pani, Howrah Bridge, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and Barsaat Ki Raat On the personal front, she made an admirable bid to maintain a facade of normalcy, but a wastefulness and a lost look began to lurk just under the surface, and the fabulous smile no longer reached her eyes. "She must have been miserable, but she wouldn't show it," comments Sushila Rani Patel. "An ethereal beauty," noted Gulshan Ewing, "whose eyes were always sad, but whose lips were always smiling." But in the presence of long-time colleagues or in the privacy of her make-up room, there were times when sobs racked Madhubala. . It seemed the pair continued to pine for each other far after their break up, Dilp Kumar a crushed man slipped to alcohol, and eventually married Saira Bano Bharat Bhushan, Pradeep Kumar, and Kishore Kumar proposed her to. She eventually married the latter of the three, she and Kishore Kumar argued and bickered constantly, plunged into a loveless marriage with him Madhubala soon realized that she had made a mistake in marrying him, as she truly loved and desperately wanted to marry Dilip.

I have even read Madhubala's sisters interview and I could feel the intensity of Madhubala's love for Dilip Kumar

Here it goes...

(Taken from an interview with Madhubala’s sister)

Given the nature of her beliefs and her inherently emotional temperament, it was really no surprise at all that when Madhubala fell in love, she committed herself totally and for life. "Madhu loved only one man," confirmed her sister Kaneez Fatima, "and that was Dilip Kumar, till the day she died."

When she married... she was already sick. We had decided on going to London for the diagnosis. But Kishore-bhaiyaa was adamant, he said, 'Look she is not sick, nothing's happened to her.' And indeed, she didn't look very sick. My father and others tried to convince Kishore-bhaiyaa, 'Let the diagnosis be done in London first, and then you can get married'. But he didn't relent. Finally, the marriage happened and thereafter, they went to London. On coming back from there, I don't know what happened to Kishore-bhaiyaa, he came and insisted on her being kept at our house. He said, 'She is very sick, I can't take care of her. Even the doctor has given her little more time.' We said, 'Whatever little time she has now, she would love to spend with you.' But then he said, 'No, I have to go to shootings.' We suggested he keep a nurse. But again, he didn't relent. So we sisters, till today, have a regret somewhere deep within us, that the love she always desired, she never got.

I think she was also distressed by the gossip printed in the film magazines once she fell sick...

MB: Yes, a lot was printed about how she was very 'romantic' and had many affairs. Let me make this clear, I swear to God that this is not true. Of course, the industry is a man's world and as co-actors, she indulged in a bit of friendly banter with men, but everything got converted to linkages. 'Flirting' was the word used at that time.In that era, there were also gentlemen like Premnath-ji, who was linked to her after they co-starred in 'Baadal' and 'Saaqi'. Premnath-ji actually came and proposed to her, saying 'Madhu, I want to marry you.' But she declined saying our father was very strict and wouldn't approve of it.Just let me make it clear that she had once fallen in love with Dilip Kumar and married Kishore Kumar. Madhubala was confined to her bed in the last days of her life, she repeatedly watched her favourite movies, Mughal-e-Azam, Barsaat Ki Raat, Chalti ka naam gadi and Mahal. She used to recite Urdu poems to herself and saw her 'pyar kiya to darna kya' over 500 times.

KS: In her final days, where was she?

MB: She was with us. Kishore-bhaiyaa never took her.
Madhubala's reflections a chilling evidence of the disastrous consequences of the break-up on her mind and heart. All the underlying bitterness, the sense of betrayal and dejection come through as she speaks of 'the innumerable sorrows and few joys that life had given her.'
The sum total of my life is a bitter experience which is coiled tight like a spring within my heart and when released hurts excruciatingly. It is true that one learns something from every experience but when the experience is evil, the shock is so great that one feels as though one can never recover from it.
I am very emotional. I have always lived my life with my heart. For that I have suffered more than is necessary. I have been hurt.
She expressed her desire to see Dilip the day before she died.
Dilip Kumar had loved Madhubala, but would marry her only on his terms. Her father had loved her too, but laid down his own terms and conditions at every stage. Finally, both had to stand by and watch the disintegration of a beautiful human being before their eyes.

People say that Dilip Kumar till date makes it a point to place flowers over her tomb.

She had an amazing ability of not to give up till the end.

A lady with a tremendous will power.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

My Set of Collections

This is my second set of Madhubala and Madhuri's pics:

This is my second set of collections of Madhubala and Madhuri's pics:

Madhubala alais Mumtaz Begum Jehan Dehlavi

Let me Start with Madhubala. The informations about her are taken from wikipedia .com and

Madhubala was born on february14 th 1933 (Valentines Day) and was considered by many, to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the screens of IndianCinema .
Madhubala was born in Delhi and her original name was Mumtaz Begum Jehan Dehlavi. Born in abject poverty, the 5th of 11 children, Madhubala began life in the film world as a child star, Baby Mumtaz, in films like Bombay Talkies Basant (1942). It was Kidar Sharma who gave her a break as heroine opposite Raj Kapoor in Neel Kamal (1947). It is believed that a Muslim spiritual man or a saint has predicted that the young Mumtaz (Madhubala) would earn fame and fortune, but would lead an unhappy life and die at a young age. Her father, Ataullah Khan, was a coachman in Delhi who migrated to Bombay remembering the holy man's words and searching for a better livelihood. Madhubala began life in the film world as a child star, Baby Mumtaz, in films like Bombay Talkies Basant (1942). Devika Rani was impressed by her performance and changed her name to Madhubala. She was to appear in Jwar Bhata (1944) with Dilip Kumar in the lead role. Although Madhubabla was unable to work in the film, this was her first meeting with him.
It was Kidar Sharma who gave her a break as heroine opposite Raj Kapoor in Neel Kamal (1947).
Over the next two years she blossomed into a captivating beauty (fans referred to her as the "Venus of the Screen"). In 1949, Madhubala starred in the Bombay Talkies production Mahal. It was with the Bombay Talkies suspense thriller Mahal (1949) that Madhubala became a star. "Aaega aanewala" from the film remains her signature song till today.The film became a super hit with the song "Aayega Aanewaala" helping to make the careers of both Madhubala and playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Madhubala had many other hits following Mahal, including a spate of films opposite the leading men of the day:
Ashok Kumar, Rehman, Dilip Kumar, and Dev Anand. In the mid-1950s, however, some of her films flopped. A spate of films followed opposite the top leading men of the day - Ashok Kumar, Rehman, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand but by the mid 1950s when some of her major films like Mehboob Khan's Amar flopped, Madhubala, the most beautiful actress in the country was declared 'box office poison!' Further, she had gotten involved with Dilip Kumar and this took its toll on her as she could not face her father's opposition of him and ultimately had to bow out of Naya Daur (1957) opposite him following a scandalous court case. She silenced her critics in 1958, when four of her films turned out to be superhits: Phagun opposite Bharat Bhushan, Howrah Bridge opposite Ashok Kumar, Kala Pani opposite Dev Anand and Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi opposite her husband-to-be, Kishore Kumar.
Critics said that Madhubala's beauty was greater than her acting ability, but this was in part due to unwise choices on her part and on the part of her father, who was her manager. She was the sole support of a large and desperately poor family, and seemed to take on any role she could get, even if her credibility as a serious actress was compromised.
Dilip Kumar and Madhubala

Madhubala and Dilip Kumar first met on the set of Jwar Bhatta (1944), and worked together again on the set of Tarana(1951). At their first meeting, she was eighteen years old and he was twenty-nine. The legend goes that, as in Mughal-e-Azam, she sent him a note inside a flower, and he was amused and intrigued by this and engaged in a dalliance with her. However, her feelings for him were extremely serious. During the nine-year shooting of Mughal-e-Azam (1960), she wanted to marry Kumar, but he paid her little attention and finally married someone else, while continuing an affair with her. There is also one school of thought that says that she was not allowed to marry by greedy relatives who were dependent on her income and were afraid of losing it.
Anarkali was the role of Madhubala's lifetime. Her ill health might have prevented her from continuing, but she was determined to revive herself and continue. Director
K. Asif was unaware of the extent of Madhubala's physical illness. Obsessed with realism, in the scenes where she is imprisoned, he put real chains on her. She was badly cut and her skin turned blue. Seeing this, her father tried unsuccessfully to persuade Asif to use plastic chains.
Friends noticed that Madhubala seemed to lose her emotional vitality during this period. Some have speculated this was due at least in part to depression, as Kumar remained indifferent toward her except as an occasional amusement. On
August 5, 1960 Mughal-e-Azam released and became a major blockbuster. She was nominated for a Filmfare Award but lost. Some fans suspect that Filmfare has been rigged for years and that Madhubala lost because she wouldn't pay bribes.
Madhubala's affair with Kumar lasted seven years, between
1951 and 1958. In 1958, their affair was ended by her father in a highly emotional and widely publicized court case. Madhubala and Kumar were forcibly separated. They were working on another film together at the time, and were unable to complete it. Toward the end of her life, Madhubala married voice actor and singer Kishore Kumar (no relation).


Madhubala received simultaneous marriage proposals from three men and turned to
Nargis, a close friend, for advice. Nargis suggested that Bharat Bhushan would respect her, as he was a widower, while Pradeep Kumar and Kishore Kumar were already married. However, she had already made up her mind on Kishore Kumar.
She accepted his proposal, as he was the first man who came into her life on the rebound during the filming of Chalti Ka Naam Gadi and Jhumroo. Her father had informed Kishore that Madhubala would be flying to London for a complicated operation, and that he could marry her on her return. Kishore, however, knew she wanted to get married before she died, and he wanted to fulfill her desire.
They had a civil ceremony in 1960. His parents refused to attend the wedding and never really accepted Madhubala, as they thought she had broken their son's marriage. When Madhubala went to touch her father-in-law's feet he moved away. Madhubala and Kishore also had a Hindu ceremony to please his parents, but they were still not happy.

Last Days
1960, it was Mughal-e-Azam that marked one of her greatest performances as the doomed courtesan Anarkali Wali. Sadly, being plagued with a persistent heart disease, she was confined to bed for the last nine years of her life. She did have the odd release in this period like Passport (1961), Jhumroo (1961), Boy Friend (1961), Half Ticket (1962) and Sharabi (1964), but they were mostly old films that managed to limp towards release. In fact, Jwala, was released in 1971, two years after her death. She died as one of the most beautiful and most charming women on the Indian cinema.

Madhubala's heart problem was discovered in a routine check-up in
1950 when heart surgery was not available. She had to put on a brave face, and her illness was kept a secret from the industry for many years. She frequently coughed up blood on the sets. She moved back to her bungalow a couple of weeks or so later because her in-laws' attitude was upsetting her. She realised she had made a mistake in marrying Kishore. The doctors in London refused to operate on Madhubala, as they thought she would die during the operation. Even though she did survive, it would only be for a year.
She tried making a comeback opposite
Raj Kapoor in Chalack (1964), but she collapsed on the first day of shooting and the film was shelved. Her illness eventually claimed her life in 1969, after she suffered from a hole in her heart. She was buried with her diary at Santacruz Burial Ground by her family and Kishore Kumar. In this short life, she made over 70 films, and to this day remains one of the most enduring legends of Indian cinema.

Informations about Madhubala are taken from :

Madhubala Vs madhuri

As I was quite busy with my schedules I could not post anything.

I often keep on thinking about my blog.

"What is that I have to do ?"

I believe my blog lacks a bit in content.

So let me do it.

First let me start with my favourite Madhubala.

I keep on browsing the Internet to know information about my favourite mysterious lady.Recently I went through to know about her life, work,marriage, filmotography,death etc etc.