Saira Banu celebrates 63 years of Mughal-E-Azam; shares a heartfelt tribute to husband Dilip Kumar

On the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the epic historical drama Mughal-e-Azam, veteran actress Saira Banu penned a heartfelt note in the memory of Dilip Kumar. Regarded as one of the most iconic films  in the Hindi film industry, Mughal-E-Azam has contributed majorly to the golden history of Indian cinema. Directed by K. Asif, the film featured Madhubala as Anarkali, Dilip Kumar as Salim, Prithviraj Kapoor as Emperor Akbar, and Durga Khote as Maharani Jodha Bai, among others. 

Saira Ji took to Instagram and shared a video, wherein we can see glimpses of the cult film. The video features both black and white, and coloured snippets from the film with the backdrop music from popular melodies as Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya and Mohe Panghat Pe sung by the late Lata Mangeshkar. 

She wrote a long heartfelt note: "In the history of Indian cinema, no movie has left as profound a mark on the hearts of audiences as 'Mughal-e-Azam.' This magnum opus, directed by the visionary K. Asif, stands as a timeless testament to the splendour of Indian filmmaking. At its very core lies the captivating performance of Sahib, whose portrayal added an extra layer of brilliance to the film."

Saira Ji also praised the character of Salim which was played by Dilip Kumar. She wrote, "Sahib's portrayal of Prince Salim was nothing short of mesmerising. His ability to infuse life into the character, whether in moments of tender romance or fierce rebellion, was a sight to behold. His powerful performances created a symphony of emotions that echo in the hearts of the audience to date," she said.

In Saira Ji's words, "Mughal-e-Azam" transcends the boundaries of time, effortlessly transporting viewers to the opulent era of the Mughal dynasty. "The film's journey to completion was no less than an epic saga itself, spanning an astonishing ten years. The attention to detail in every aspect of the movie, from the breathtakingly majestic 'Sheesh Mahal' set to timeless musical melodies such as 'Thumri' Mohe Panghat Pe and 'Qawaali' Teri Mehfil Mein, created by Naushad, to the intricate and aesthetically captivating costumes, showcased nothing less than brilliance,” she shared.

"The movie still remains a beacon of cinematic brilliance, reminding us of the artistic heights that Indian cinema can attain. It continues to inspire generations of filmmakers and actors, serving as a reminder that true artistry knows no bounds and stands the test of time," she concluded. 


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