Happy Birthday to my idol Madhubala! - Who would have turned 80 years old today <3 [Edits by me - pooja-mahi-rai]
A short life of 36 years lived - but even 44 years after her death, she is still remembered with just as much love, happiness and nostalgia. She has made more of an impression on the world than some of the current stars of Bollywood, and she remains just as mysterious and Mona Lisa like; smiling through tears and unspoken of woes.
Only did they surface when her sister shared some of her painful memories of the last few years of this ethereal stars’ life.
One of my idols, a symbol of innocence, living life from the heart, and loving unconditionally, she represents the power to keep going even if the going gets tough - her story pushes me to keep on moving forward and to never give up.
(Original pictures taken by James Burke for LIFE magazine 1951)