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Suraiya and Dilip Kumar


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Date – 1950s

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Picture Courtesy – Anand Berry

Caption – A rare photo showing Suraiya and Dilip Kumar perhaps on the sets of incomplete film Janwar. According to Suraiya in an interview conducted in 1976, the only picture she did with the thespian Dilip Kumar was never completed because in a torrid love scene, the hero (Dilip Kumar) almost tore off her blouse and left bloody nail marks on her back. They took a month to heal. She was off work the whole time. Later, K. Asif (director of the film( wanted a kissing scene.

When Suraiya confronted him asking “What about the Censors ? How will they pass it?”

K. Asif replied “You don’t worry. Leave that to me..”

After that Suraiya withdrew from the picture and the project went phut.

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