Mumtaz Feels Her In-Laws Would Not Have Accepted Her If She Ever Did Bold Scenes On-Screen

In an interview, Mumtaz talked about doing bold scenes and how she doubts whether her in-laws would have accepted her for doing bold scenes.


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Mumtaz Feels Her In-Laws Would Not Have Accepted Her If She Ever Did Bold Scenes On-Screen

Mumtaz had ruled the Hindi film industry in the 1960s and 70s with many hit films in her kitty. Her fashion style was admired by many, enough that we have a saree draping style famously known as ‘Mumtaz saree’. She has worked in popular films like Do Raaste, Bandhan, Aadmi Aur Insaan, Nagin, Loafer and others. While her beauty knows no bounds, Mumtaz and Shammi Kapoor’s short fling was also the talk of the town. However, that love story never got complete as they both had someone else in destiny.

Over her acting period, Mumtaz has worked with several actors like Rajesh Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor and others, but she claims to have never kissed anyone on screen. While the modern cinema is open to bold scenes, Mumtaz feels her in-laws won’t have accepted her if she had done bold scenes at that time.

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In an interview with The Times Of India, Mumtaz shared that she doubts her in-laws would not have accepted her or allowed her to marry her husband, Mayur if she had done bold scenes. She said, “I never did bold stuff. Like, I never kissed on screen. Aaj kal to pata nahi kya kya karte hain. Ab jo log ye bold kaam kar rahen hain, woh kar rahen hain. Main nahi kar sakti. I am quite orthodox. I don’t think the Madhvanis would have accepted me marrying Mayur if I had been bold on screen.”

Mumtaz Wedding Picture

Mumtaz had made headlines when she had worn a black bikini in the film, Apradh in 1972. She recalled that she was reluctant to wear it at first, and stated the reason as “I thought I had fat thighs but men didn’t think so. And, I even had a complex about my thighs. It was only because Feroz said that I reserve the right to get it deleted if I don’t like it, that I agreed.” 

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Mumtaz bikini

Talking about Mumtaz and Shammi Kapoor’s short fling, the two had worked in many hit films together. Shammi had fallen head-over-heels in love with Mumtaz. However, the gorgeous actress had turned down his proposal even though she was equally attracted to him. In the same interview, Mumtaz shared that no one could have loved her more than Shammi Kapoor.

Mumtaz and Shammi

Recalling that nobody believed that she had refused Shammi Kapoor, Mumtaz had said, “The world wanted to marry me but I had to decide who I shall remain happy with. Shammi Kapoor was very loving and caring with me. Nobody would believe that we were in love. Nobody believed that I had said ‘no’ to him for marriage because Shammi’s status in riches was higher; they said ‘how can Mumtaz refuse Shammi?’. Today when I am married to Mayur Madhvani who by the grace of God has money, people believe that I had refused Shammi. Still, all said and done, I don’t think I have ever experienced so much love as Shammi gave me.”

Mumtaz and Shammi

For the unversed, Mumtaz had tied to knot with businessman, Mayur Madhvani in 1974.

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