September 2010

Anarkali – Fact or Fiction ?

By |September 6th, 2010|

It is now believed that Anarkali was in her forties or older when she was suspected of having an affair with the heir apparent, Prince Salim, who was then in the thirtieth year of his life and father to at least three sons from […]

Historical inaccuracies in Indian – Pakistani Films

By |September 6th, 2010|

Historical Inaccuracy – 1
In this song Anarkali (Madhubala) is performing in front of  Mughal Emperor Akbar with the famous Sheesh Mahal shown (The Palace of Mirrors) in the background. However, it should be kept in mind that Sheesh Mahal didn’t even exist during […]

January 2010

Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

By |January 1st, 2010|

Mughal-e Azam tells the story of the Great Mughal, Akbar (r. 1556-1605). The film’s making was itself something of an epic, as it took over fifteen years to shoot, and involved a complete change of cast (the original included Chandramohan, who played Jehangir in […]