Revelation : An upcoming film on Kamal Amrohi and Meena Kumari’s love story
Their romance will have been a leaf from one in every of his personal scripts. It had all parts of an epic romance. A ‘muse’ of a heroine. A ‘wealthy person’ of a filmmaker. The variation of 15 years between them simplest including to their mystique.
Meena Kumari (who was only 18 then) had got married to Kamal Amrohi (34) on February 14, 1952, in a secret nikaah ceremony in the presence of Meena’s sister, Mahliqa.
Replete with shayri, clandestine conversations and crushing feelings … the whirlwind romance between Meena Kumari and Kamal Amrohi culminated in a nighttime Nikah.
After which fact performed foul. She an adulated big name, whose hair strands had been woven into talismans via lovers, would now not be confined and regulated via her feudal lord.
Her alleged alcoholism and waywardness and his rumoured oppression, ripped aside the fairy-tale.
However, too many rules and constant surveillance on her whereabouts by her husband, Kamal, had made Meena Kumari had fallen into depression. After a series of arguments and alleged physical fights, finally, in 1964, Meena Kumari had divorced Kamal Amrohi.
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The depression had already taken over Meena Kumari, and a doctor had prescribed a small dose of brandy to her so that she could sleep better. But that medicine had become an addiction, and soon, Meena Kumari had started drinking heavily.
Sadly, one month after the release of her last film, Pakeezah, Meena was hospitalised at St. Elizabeth’s Nursing Home and had died two days after being in a coma on March 31, 1972.
After 21 years of her demise, Kamal Amrohi had passed away on February 11, 1993, due to herpes and fluid in the lungs.