A film based on the life of yesteryear actor Madhubala is soon going to take off, as the veteran actor’s youngest sister Madhur Brij Bhushan has now collaborated with the ‘Shaktimaan’ producers to make this biopic. The announcement of the same was made in July this year.
Now, a report by ETimes suggests that Madhur has been sued for Rs 1 crore by writer Sushila Kumari for running down her book ‘Madhubala: Dard Ka Safar’ in public notice.
On the other hand, a second film on Madhubala’s life produced by Tutu Sharma is also based on this book, with Sharma having bought the rights for the same.
In an earlier statement, Madhur had said, “It has been my long-standing dream to do something for my beloved sister, who lived a very short yet momentous life. All my sisters and I have joined hands to make this dream come true. With God’s blessings, and dedication of my partners – Arvindji, Prashant and Vinay, I am confident that this biopic will be made successfully on a grand level. We need everyone’s blessings to put together this project beautifully.”
Meanwhile, Sharma stated, “Right now it’s to early to give more information. I’m honored to present this legendary life story of one of my all time favorite performers. I am looking forward to making this the magnum opus it deserves.”
Born on February 14, 1933, veteran actor Madhubala was considered among the most beautiful and talented actors in the industry. She made her Bollywood debut at the age of 9 with a romantic musical film ‘Basant’ in 1942.
In a career span from the early 1940s to the mid-1960s, she worked in 73 films and her role as ‘Anarkali’ in director K.Asif’s ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ is still considered the greatest performance in the history of Indian cinema.