"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 .