Madhubala's sister wants Kareena to play late actress in biopic
The younger sister of the late actress talks about her and why she thinks Kareena is a good fit
Madhur Brij, the younger sister of Madhubala, says that all the actresses of today are very beautiful, but she wants Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan to play the late actress if a biopic is made on her, as the Jab We Met heroine has the same naughtiness that the former used to have.
"There was a time when I wanted Madhuri Dixit to play the role of Madhubala in her biopic but now it has to be Kareena as she has the same naughtiness that Madhubala used to have, and she is a beautiful actress too," said Madhur on the sidelines of the unveiling of the wax figure of the late actress by Madame Tussauds on Thursday.
Born in 1933, Madhubala, often regarded as the most iconic female celebrity of Hindi cinema, worked in films between 1942 and 1962. Some of her widely acclaimed films include Mahal (1949), Amar (1954), Mr. & Mrs. '55 (1955), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and Barsaat Ki Raat (1960). She died on February 23, 1969 after a prolonged illness.
"Madhubala was very simple at home. She was elder but never bossy, and she used to encourage all of us to come in films," recalls Madhur.
Talking about what is the one thing actresses of today should learn from the late actress, Madhur says, it has to be strength and patience.
"She bravely fought even when she knew that she only had two years left to live. She never gave up her hopes and expectations and always used to think that she will be fine soon, get her life back and continue to work."
Madhur said she was overjoyed at seeing the love and respect Madhubala gets even after her death.
"Very few films of hers did good business at the box office, but I am surprised to see that she was called the Venus of Indian screen," she said and added, "I feel happy looking at this figure but I am upset also from inside as I want to ask God that why he gave her such a short life. This will be my question to God all my life. A girl who was affectionate, nice, beautiful and a good soul has gone so early. Had she been alive, she would have worked in much more bigger films than Mughal-e-Azam."
Madhubala's wax figure has been inspired by her legendary character 'Anarkali' from the film Mughal-e-Azam. The figure has been created beautifully by the artists of Madame Tussauds after working on it for over 6 months as they strived to create the sculpture with fabrics and accessories sourced from India.