Screen Legends

  • Screen Legends - Mumtaz Part 2
  • Episode 054
  • 18m : 07s

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Mumtaz’s rise from a junior artiste and vamp to a stunt film heroine was fascinating. She smartly balanced her career by accepting supporting leads in several films till destiny favoured her by offering a role opposite Dilip Kumar in ‘Ram Aur Shyam’. Mumtaz found real success when she was paired with the rising superstar Rajesh Khanna in ‘Bandhan’, ‘Do Raaste’and ‘Sachaa Jhutha’ on the one hand and when she won a Filmfare award for ‘Khilona’ on the other. It was clear that Mumtaz had arrived! Her successful association with Rajesh Khanna continued with 100% hits like ‘Dushmun’, ‘Apna Desh’, ‘Aap Ki Kasam’, ‘Roti’ and ‘Prem Kahani’. Heroes who had earlier refused to work with Mumtaz made a beeline for her. And when everything was offered to her on a platter, Cupid struck and Mumtaz met business tycoon Mayur Madhvani in London who fell for her charm and proposed to her. They married in 1974 and Mumtaz moved to London breaking the hearts of millions of her fans. SCREEN LEGENDS Mumtaz Part 2 concludes the story of our very own Cinderella who had risen from an extra, earning just Rs. 37 per day, to a queen, rolling in Rs. 370 Crores.