It is learnt that Madhubala and Dilip Kumar were very close to each other at one point in time but since she was diagnosed with a heart ailment they grew apart. Madhubala's father filed a case against Dilip Kumar regarding this breach of promise.
"Her smile was simply superb. She moved with the muse and the graces", Ashok Kumar would say about Madhubal. Dev Anand thought she was the most beautiful actress he had worked with and had a face 'which looked attractive from all angles". Dilip Kumar declared in an open courtroom, "I shall always love her until the day she dies". They might have married but for the disapproval of her father , Ataullah Khan, who, to stop them on an outdoor location for "Naya Daur", went to court .