'Mughal-E-Azam' follows the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim (who went on to become Emperor Jahangir) and a court dancer Anarkali.
The relationship is disapproved of by his father, Emperor Akbar, and envied by a senior dancer who wishes to become queen. Salim and Anarkali refuse to part with each other, leading to a war between father and son which the latter loses. Salim's life is spared in exchange for Anarkali's, who is eventually exiled.
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The heavy chains Madhubala wore in the film were authentic, unlike the lightweight models worn in those days. Wearing those chains was her greatest ordeal during shooting and she was bedridden for days nursing the bruises they left behind. Read More