Madhubala’s sister Madhur Bhushan spoke again about the late superstar. Madhubala is one of the finest and most successful actors India has ever seen but the Mughal-E-Azam actor has died at the age of just 36 due to heart disease. A few years before her death, she had married the legendary singer Kishore Kumar, who is said to have even changed his religion to marry her. Now his sister Madhur has revealed that Kishore Kumar never changed his religion. Read also : Madhubala’s sister says her biopic will avoid Kishore Kumar, Dilip Kumar: ‘They have wives and children’
Madhubala was born as Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi. She married Kishore Kumar in 1960 before they left for her treatment in London.
Denying rumors that Kishore Kumar changed his religion to marry Madhubala, who was a Muslim, Madhur told ETimes in an interview: “A lot of people say that Kishore Kumar converted to Islam to marry Madhu apa, but it is not true. He was a Hindu and he died a Hindu. None of the husbands who married in our family changed their religion.
Madhubala’s sister, Madhur Bhushan, is married to a Punjabi Hindu. His other sister Chanchal also married a Punjabi and two of their sisters Altaf and Kaneez married Parsis.
Madhubala and Kishore Kumar were married until 1969, until his death. She was bedridden for nine years after having only two years to live while undergoing treatment in London in 1960.
After debuting as a child actress in the 1942 film Basant, Madhubala played her first adult role in Neel Kamal (1947). She is also known as the Indian Marilyn Monroe and the tragedy queen of Bollywood. Among his other most memorable films are Mughal-e-Azam, Mr. & Mrs. ’55, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Half Ticket, Howrah Bridge, Kala Pani and Barsaat Ki Raat.
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