19 April, 2021

'It's In Bad Taste'

CHEAP. Lowdown. Debauched. In the rapidfire about-turn of events, Mohan Deep and his unauthorised biography are being bequeathed with the accusations attributed to the subject of his research—Madhubala.

'It's In Bad Taste'
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CHEAP. Lowdown. Debauched. In the rapidfire about-turn of events, Mohan Deep and his unauthorised biography are being bequeathed with the accusations attributed to the subject of his research—Madhubala.

Shammi Kapoor hasn't read the book and has no intention of doing so. But that doesn't stop the man who starred in three movies with Madhubala from lashing out: "Mohan Deep is a swine. You can't cash in on the dead—it is in bad taste. It is a pity that while in America you could be sued for misrepresentation, in India sleaze only gives a shot to sales. That's the reason I believe one should let lying dogs lie. Madhubala, a wonderful person and a dedicated artiste, doesn't deserve this." Incidentally, Kapoor also hasn't been spared and has been shown first as the star's skirt-chaser and then as one spurned for her one great love, Dilip Kumar.

Shammi's views are shared by yesteryear actor, Jairaj, who worked with her in three movies—Rajputani in which Madhubala was a child artiste, Sringaar and Teerandaz. Jairaj remembers her as "one who...

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