Published on April 10th, 2015 | by admin
6 Blockbusters of Dilip Kumar & Vyjayanthimala
Touted as the King & Queen of Bollywood in late 50’s till mid 60’s, Dilip Kumar & Vyjayanthimala made a perfect screen pair. Interestingly both of them have done maximum number of movies together, in total 6 movies and all 6 of them proved to be commercially hit.
In the early 1960s, Vyjayanthimala was linked with Dilip Kumar, who has acted with her the most compared to any other actress which resulted in great on-screen chemistry between them. While working for his home production Gunga Jumna (1961), it is said that Kumar handpicked the shade of sari that Vyjayanthimala would wear in every scene. In addition to that, film historians Bunny Reuben and Sanjit Narwekar have confirmed the Kumar & Vyjayanthimala’s affair where they had said that Vyjayanthimala was Kumar’s third love after Kamini Kaushal and Madhubala.
But things turned soured after Vyjayanthimala did Sangam with Raj Kapoor. After the break up Dilip Kumar tried to replace Vyjayanthimala with other actress in future films like Ram Aur Shyam where Waheeda Rehman replaced Vyjayanthimala.
The increasing conflicts between the two leading actors caused trouble in the movie Sungharsh(1968). Director Harnam Singh Rawail had to shoot most of the scenes between the two actors separately and finally completed the last movie where Dilip Kumar & Vyjayanthimala acted together.
- Devdas (1955)
- Naya Daur(1957)
- Madhumati (1958)
- Paigham (1959)
- Gunga Jumna (1961)
- Leader (1964)
- Sunghursh (1968)