RIP Dilip Kumar: From Kamini Kaushal to Madhubala – meet the leading ladies whose pairing with the legendary actor set hearts aflutter

RIP Dilip Kumar

RIP Dilip Kumar – End of an era

Earlier this morning, legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital. It is truly an end of an era. The veteran actor was 98 when he breathed his last this morning. Here’s remembering some of his iconic pairings with the leading ladies of the Hindi film industry that set hearts aflutter back then. TBH, it still does. Such was their magic. From Madhubala to Kamini Kaushal, here are 6 actresses whose pairing opposite Dilip Kumar created magic on screens.

Dilip Kumar-Madhubala

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Dilip Kumar-Madhubala

Who doesn’t know about Mughal-E-Azam? The amazing yet tragic love story is one of the cult classic films of the actor. They were also seen in Tarana, Amar and Sangdil. In his autobiography Dilip Kumar: The Substance And The Shadow, he had revealed that he was indeed attracted to Madhubala. I must admit that I was attracted to her (Madhubala) both as a fine co-star and as a person who had some of the attributes I hoped to find in a woman at that age and time…She, as I said earlier, was very sprightly and vivacious and, as such, she could draw me out of my shyness and reticence effortlessly. (sic), a snippet from his autobiography read.

Dilip Kumar-Vyajayanthimala

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Dilip Kumar-Vyajayanthimala

Dilip Kumar and Vyajayanthimala were paired together in films such as Devdas, Naya Daur and Madhumati. Their chemistry was and is still a huge hit. Their songs such as Zulmi Sang Aankh Ladi Re, Uden Jab Jab Zulfen Teri, Chadh Gayo Papi Bichhua and more evergreen songs are still a hit.

Dilip Kumar-Kamini Kaushal

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Dilip Kumar-Kamini Kaushal

Both the actors worked together in films such as Shaheed, Nadiya Ke Paar, Shabnam and Arzoo. They fell in love with each other, but the actress was already married to her late sister’s husband. In his autobiography, Dilip Kumar revealed that Kamini Kaushal was his first love.

Dilip Kumar-Nimmi

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Dilip Kumar-Nimmi

Nimmi played the love interest of the veteran actor in several films such as Deedar, Aan, Daag and Amar. Daag from the aforementioned one is one of the most loved films ever.

Dilip Kumar-Waheeda Rehman

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Dilip Kumar-Waheeda Rehman

Dilip Kumar’s pairing with Waheeda Rehman set the screens on fire. They both were seen in films like Ram Aur Shyam, Aadmi, Mashaal and Dil Diya Dard Liya.

Dilip Kumar-Meena Kumar

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Dilip Kumar-Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari’s pairing with Dilip Kumar worked like magic. Their films Footpath and Kohinoor were big hits at the box office.

Source – bollywoodlife

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