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Mumtaz reveals why she didn’t marry Shammi Kapoor and Feroz Khan: ‘It was asking for a heartbreak’

Yesteryear actor Mumtaz not too long ago opened up about her love life with Shammi Kapoor, and in addition revealed why she by no means married him. The veteran star shared that nobody ever believed she turned him down and as a substitute selected Mayur Madhvani as her life companion.

In a full-blown interview, Mumtaz mentioned that given Shammi Kapoor was wealthy and fashionable, individuals wouldn’t perceive why she refused to tie the knot with him. Nonetheless, she did confess that she by no means skilled ‘a lot love as Shammi gave me’.

“The world wished to marry me however I needed to resolve who I shall stay proud of. Shammi Kapoor was very loving and caring with me. No one would imagine that we have been in love. No one believed that I had mentioned ‘no’ to him for marriage as a result of Shammi’s standing in riches was greater; they mentioned ‘how can Mumtaz refuse Shammi?’. At this time when I’m married to Mayur Madhvani who by the grace of God has cash, individuals imagine that I had refused Shammi. Nonetheless, all mentioned and finished, I don’t assume I’ve ever skilled a lot love as Shammi gave me,” she informed ETimes.

In an earlier interview with the publication, the Khilona actor had shared that the Kapoors didn’t need their daughter-in-laws to be in showbiz. Since she was doing nicely for herself and was bold, she didn’t wish to sit at house.

“Kapoors didn’t prefer it if the bahus of their household have been within the movie line. Shammiji informed me that if I wished him to be proud of me, I must hand over my profession. Now at that younger age I used to be very bold and wished to succeed in someplace. I wished to settle my household as nicely. Simply to take a seat at house didn’t go down with me,” she was quoted in a 2020 interview.

Mumtaz additionally opened up about rumours of a wedding with Feroz Khan and shared that he by no means proposed to her. She additionally mentioned that they have been very shut pals and he would open up his coronary heart in entrance of her.

Feroz Khan and Mumtaz in a movie shot. (Picture: The Press Reporter Archive)

The actor additionally mentioned that any girl would have fallen for Feroz and Shammi, and to marry the previous could be like leaping in a lake. “It was asking for a heartbreak. I had one with Shammi Kapoor and I didn’t need one other,” she mentioned, including that she determined to maintain their friendship sturdy.

“If it (their relationship) had gone the opposite means, it will have damaged and even the friendship wouldn’t have remained. Our kids went on to marry one another, and our friendship remained until he died. He liked me rather a lot and belief me, Fardeen and Natasha (Feroz’s daughter) are very proud of one another,” the actor mentioned.

An Iranian, Mumtaz made her performing debut on the age of 11 with Sone Ki Chidiya in 1958. She then went on to achieve fame with movies like Do Raaste, Aadmi Aur Insaan, Khilona, Tere Mere Sapne, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Apna Desh, Idler, Jheel Ke Us Paar, Roti, Prem Kahani, amongst others. She was one of the fashionable feminine actors in Bollywood, who was identified for her magnificence, grace and dance expertise.

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