In their feature of her, Life called her "the biggest star" in the international industry. Some stories were that she had leukaemia, which could also fit the sad tale of the stars early demise – but then again, why would her sister lie about her having a VSD in the numerous interviews she’s given? Director K. Asif actually made Madhubala perform in heavy, burdensome metal chains that weighed the actress down and cut into her skin. All the songs of the film were sung by Lata Mangeshkar. However, Chatterjee passed on the very day of the film's announcement, and Sharma went into deep mourning until he decided to restart the production of the film in late 1946.  Many believe, however, that Madhubala remains one of the most underrated actresses as "her beauty attracted more attention than her talent.". Madhubala also became a producer and produced films like Naata (1955) and Mehlon Ke Khwab (1960) and acted in both the films.. , On 14 February 2019, search engine Google commemorated Madhubala with a Doodle on her 86th birth anniversary. In a career spanning 22 years, she also produced two films and sang some songs in her early films. Both of these films failed to find a wider audience. Today, the society feel that the Nobel Prize did not deserve to don the Mahatma, because, he was far greater than any awards in Earth for all times to come. She often fought with Kishore, and would take off to her father's house where she spent most of her time. It was a box-office success.
The enigmatic beauty of Madhubala captures audiences generations after her death. It was with a heavy spirit that Madhubala returned home to Bombay where she realized her career as an actress was over. Her dialogue is also emotionally delivered.  This was in the era before open heart surgeries were possible. She should not be gone from us, alas ! It was a blockbuster and the second highest-grosser of the year. Madhubala, original name Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi, (born February 14, 1933, Delhi, British India—died February 23, 1969, Bombay [now Mumbai], Maharashtra, India), Indian actress who was the most celebrated female Bollywood star during the 1950s and ’60s.
Unlike many of the other actresses mentioned in the article (Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Meena Kumari), Madhubala did not have those rumors of drugs and alcoholism surrounding her passing. Madhubala appeared in total number of 74 films. Maybe he wanted to detach himself from her so that the final separation wouldn’t hurt. ", Madhubala's illness was known to Kishore, but like all the others, he did not realise its gravity; Ataullah Khan did not approve of his son-in-law at all, but he had lost the courage to disapprove.
She sought instead to enter film as a director, setting the stage to make tremendous strides for women in her directorial debut of the film Farz Aur Ishq.  Academy Award winner American director Frank Capra, while visiting Bombay for International Film Festival of India, was desperate to give her a break in Hollywood, but her father Ataullah Khan declined this offer. By 1960, her condition had become aggravated, and as her sister Madhur Bhushan explains that due to her ailment, her body would produce extra blood, so it would spill out from her nose and mouth. Fashioned like a delicate flower, and as fragrant and pretty, Madhubala had behind this facade of disarming helplessness, a reserve of strength and courage and determination that was astounding in one so young and sheltered.
She played the role of the daughter of actress Mumtaz Shanti. Therefore, 1958 proved to be a breakthrough year for Madhubala, in which she had four successful releases in a row : Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Howrah Bridge, Kala Pani and Phagun. It has been said that Dilip Kumar insisted that if they were to marry, Madhubala would have to sever all ties with her family. Tragically, within a few short years of her death, operations that closed VSDs were made widely available to adults. Madhubala performs a dance as Anarkali in this song and in many lines, taunts the emperor, Akbar, by repeatedly declaring her refusal to hide her true feelings even in the face of likely death. I landed up on your site a couple of days back, and read through a number of posts. The article described Madhubala's immense popularity in India, and explored her wide appeal and large fan base.
Bollywood Actress Madhubala was most remembered for her roles in Mahal (1949), Mughal-e Azam (1960), and Barsaat Ki Raat (1960). Her 1950 film Hanste Aansoo was the first ever Hindi film to get an "A" – adults only – rating from the Central Board of Film Certification. " However, with Dilip Kumar she had a long association.
Mr. & Mrs. 55 – Classic Bollywood Revisited! Her facial expression in Moughal-E-Azam was unmatched. Her death was not a result of her own personal habits (not that I’m judging any of the others—-Meena Kumari’s life was also incredibly tragic, and I cannot pretend to understand what drove all these incredible legends to into drugs and alcohol), but rather of ill-fate. Glad you enjoyed the blog!  The Naya Daur court case happened in 1956 when Dilip Kumar testified against Madhubala and her father in favour of director B.R.
 Reflecting on this, while Kumar said he was "trapped", Shammi Kapoor felt "this was something which went beyond him (Dilip) and he couldn't control the whole situation...", Madhubala married Kishore Kumar in 1960. In 1956, she found success in costume dramas such as Shirin Farhad and Raj Hath (both with Pradeep Kumar). The directors she worked with, Mehboob Khan (Amar), Guru Dutt (Mr. & Mrs. '55), Kamal Amrohi (Mahal) and K. Asif (Mughal-e-Azam), were amongst the most prolific and respected. I read this just today. She also suffered from pulmonary pressure of the lungs and coughed all the time. She was also remembered for her songs in the thriller Howrah Bridge (1958). Who Knew? Her other releases of 1961 were Passport with Pradeep Kumar and Boy Friend with Shammi Kapoor.
In her last release of 1948, Madhubala starred as a rural girl named Shobha in K.B. She played double role in the film of two sisters- Madhu and Bela.
The film did moderate business at the box office.
I only wish that Allah certainly grant her Jannah. I do not travel. ( Log Out / ….I think that . Badal (1951) starred Madhubala and Premnath in lead roles. All those who demand that MADHUBALA should be POSTHUMOUSLY awarded are people with A CONSCIENCE and consider FILMFARE’s decision as FOUL PLAY.  Known for her beauty and accomplished acting skills, she established herself as one of the most iconic and influential actresses of Indian cinema.. Dilip Kumar and Madhubala met each other on the sets of Tarana (1951) which starred them in lead roles.
No other heroine has it"..