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Rishi Kapoor Shares This Golden Throwback Pic from Sets of Mughal-e-Azam

Image Courtesy: Rishi Kapoor Twitter

Image Courtesy: Rishi Kapoor Twitter

Rishi Kapoor recently shared a behind the scenes picture from sets of 'Mughal-e-Azam' which starred his grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor as Emperor Akbar.

Rishi Kapoor is known for sharing wonderful throwback moments close to life on social media. The actor rewarded fans yet again with a picture from the sets of Mughal-e-Azam.

The picture was a behind the scenes image in which Italian filmmaker Roberto Rosselini could be seen standing alongside the film's director K Asif and the cast. Sharing the picture, Rishi Kapoor tweeted, "For the film “Mughal-e-Azam” aficionados. A rare off the shoot picture with the acclaimed Italian director Roberto Rossellini with Mr K Asif and his actors."

K Asif's 1960 epic Mughal-e-Azam centered on Emperor Jahangir from his early days as a prince and his affair with court dancer Anarkali. The affair was looked down upon by the prince's father Emperor Akbar which led to a war between the two.

The film's cast included Rishi Kapoor's grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor as Emperor Akbar, Madhubala as Anarkali, and Dilip Kumar as Prince Saleem/Jahangir. The film which took around a decade to be made was done on a budget of Rs 1.5 crore, an amount unheard of in those days for a film.

Mughal-e-Azam was a critical and commercial success. It continues to receive appreciation for its grandeur, attention to detail and songs.

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