22 June, 2021

Lost Loves

A century when 'forbidden' love was iconised, thanks to larger-than-life romances

Lost Loves
Madhubala - Dilip Kumar: Dilip Kumar fell in love with Madhubala when she was 18. Pyar kiya to darna kya echoed in real life. The affair ended with Madhubala's marriage to Kishore Kumar and her untimely death at 36.

Guru Dutt- Waheeda Rehman : Guru Dutt carried his angst to his movies and love. Married to singer Geeta Dutt, he maintained a precarious balance in his relationship with Waheeda Rehman, before everything went awry, leading to his suicide at 39.

Raj Kapoor- Nargis: Raj Kapoor, Chaplinesque romantic showman, approached all his heroines with an intensity that obliterated the line between the public and private. His affair with Nargis was the most intense, leading to a string of hits.

Amitabh Bachchan- Rekha: The angry young man found Rekha's sexuality irresistible. They caught the imagination of a nation and churned out many box office hits. A near-fatal accident forced Bachchan to return to his family.

Jayalalitha- M.G. Ramachandran: Jayalalitha was forced into films but walked into...

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