Madhubala and Dilip KumarNew Delhi:
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has a deep understanding of the film industry of the 1960s and 1970s, got this insight and knowledge from his late father Yash Johar. Recently, he shared an interesting anecdote about his father's involvement on the film set. Especially during the production of K Asif's film Mughal-e-Azam. Yash Johar, while referring to a special incident of production, recalled the day when K Asif suddenly packed up. Due to this, the shooting of the next three days was interrupted. Apparently, his motive was to arrange a pond of perfume (fragrant perfume) for actress Madhubala.
Karan Johar recalled that Asif had stopped shooting for Mughal-e-Azam for three days to arrange a perfume pond for Madhubala. In a conversation with Film Companion, Karan Johar shared that his father Yash Johar's presence on the sets of Mughal-e-Azam told him stories from that time.
"My father told me one day how K Asif announced the pack-up because he didn't have the real 'perfume' and wanted the real 'perfume' in the pond so that Madhubala could give that close-up. Madhubala had to give a shock to make that scene beautiful and she played it well.
Karan revealed that the production team had initially filled the pond with water, but Asif's mind was not convinced. They refused to go ahead with the shoot until the real perfume was arranged. Talking about this best quality production, the director of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai said that the production team took three days to complete this work. The director then decided to pack the stuff and there was no shooting for three days until the pond was completely filled with perfume.