The Anarkali-Salim legend is unsupported by historic evidence but the story of thwarted youthful love in conflict with convention and authority provides rich dramatic material with immense popular appeal. It is no surprise therefore that this popular legend has been filmed many times on the silver screen. The film Anarkali is based on the legendary romance between Prince Salim (Pradeep Kumar) and Anarkali (Bina Rai). One of the greatest historical love stories ever told and brought to the big screen in a classic style by Filmistan. With nine super hit songs including the all time great Yeh Zindagi Uski Hai Trivia: Filmistan ran one-up with this movie when K. Asif announced his intention to do a movie on this legendry story.