Mughal-e-Azam, K Asif’s magnum opus starring Dilip Kumara and Madhubala, released 62 years ago but still one of the most beloved films to this day. Now, unseen behind-the-scenes photos of the film’s sets have surfaced online, showing the cast and crew glimpses of light on the sets. Also read: Madhubala begged Dilip Kumar to apologize to her father, telling him ‘humari zindagi barbad hojaegi’

Dilip Kumar and madhubala were in love at the time of making the movie, but had a bitter breakup and weren’t even talking when they filmed some of the most romantic scenes for the movie. A few pictures show them stealing some romantic glimpses when they’re not filming. A photo also shows Madhubala watching Dilip as they line up with co-star Prithviraj Kapoor, director K Asif and Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini. A photo also shows K Asif explaining a scene to Madhubala in front of a mirror. One of the photos shows K Asif chilling on a bed with Dilip Kumar next to him in costume.

One fan commented on the photos: “Will never get over it.” Another called it an “Epic Saagaaaa.” Another fan of the film said, “What a wonderfully awesome collection of photos it is.”

Mughal-e-Azam starred Dilip Kumar as Salim, Madhubala as courtesan Anarkali, Durga Khote as Salim’s mother Jodha Bai and Prithviraj Kapoor as his father, Emperor Akbar.

The black and white film premiered on August 5, 1960 and became one of the most celebrated classics in the annals of Hindi cinema. Director K Asif had a dazzling ensemble of top stars of the time, including then-heart beaters Dilip Kumar and Madhubala, and the legendary Prithviraj Kapoor in the lead roles. The film is known for its memorable songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Shamshad Begum and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, in addition to its costumes, grand sets, background music and performances.

Mughal-e-Azam was the first black and white Hindi film to be digitally colored and re-released in theaters. The color version appeared in cinemas in 2004 and was loved by moviegoers.


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