Mumtaz was a highly successful actress of the 60s and 70s. She has worked on blockbuster movies from one to the other in her career. Mumtaz met Dev Anand on the sets of his movie ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ in 1970. Devanand came to Mumtaz with a film offer and offered Mumtaz to play the character that tells the whole story.
Mumtaz really liked the story of this movie. The actress then asked Dev who was playing the role of a popular girl in the movie. In response to this, Devananda said, ‘She will do it with you.’
Hearing this, the actress was very disappointed and when Devanand asked her why, she replied, ‘I don’t want to play the role of your sister.’ Mumtaz believed that she did not like the idea of having a brother when she saw Devanand. Rather, he’s so romantic, so how can you play a sister role with him? Devanand laughed upon hearing this.
This story is known to have been from the 1971 film Hare Ram Hare Krishna. In this movie, Mumtaz had a small role and was seen singing songs. At the same time, in this movie, the sister was played by Zeenat Aman and she also had all the leading role in the movie. The song ‘Bolo morning sham, Hare Krishna-Hare Rama’ is also part of this film.
Mumtaz began his film career as a child artist in 1958 with the film Sone Ki Chidiya. Released in 1969, Mumtaz was widely recognized with Doh Rasta. His opposite in the movie was Rajesh Khanna. The two worked together on about ten films. In 1974, Mumtaz married businessman Mayur Madhvani.