... So like this were prepared Anarkali's clothes and jewelry of the movie 'Mughal-e-Azam'


The story of true and boundless love, a cinematic classic and a historical drama 'Mughal-e-Azam' is a film that every Indian must watch at least once in their life. Directed by K Asif, the film was first produced in 1960 as a black and white version. However, in the year 2009, the film got a chance to see it again in the digitally colored version. But do you know that this film influenced Bollywood's fashion a lot?

When all the money spent on Anarkali

In this film, Anarkali was played by the legendary actress Madhubala, whose beauty magic was such that she became a big star overnight, in this film, Anarkali wore a lehenga-choli more than one. Specially designed by the tailor of Delhi.

All clothes were inspired by the Mughal era

In the film 'Mughal-e-Azam', Asif wanted to bring the grandeur of the Mughal courtiers, their costumes, and the jewelry they wore on the big screen. For which he had carefully selected every aspect of costume design, from Anarkali costumes to Prince Salim's slippers.

Engraved intricate brocade and zardozi design

Zardozi, a tailor from Delhi, was skilled in the art of embroidery, so he was brought to Mumbai to design Mughal costumes. Hyderabadi Goldsmiths designed jewelry for the film, while footwear was specially ordered from Agra.

Anarkali's clothes were priceless

Madhubala wore a light blue and red Anarkali dress, which was designed with shiny stone and crystal, in a song 'Jab Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya' from Mughal-e-Azam.

Mughal cap

Having made its mark today as a Mughal cap, this unique type of headgear is named after the actress who played Bahar Nigar Sultana.