Actress Madhuri Dixit, who is making a comeback with ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ and ‘Gulab Gang’, says she enjoys working with the new set of talented actors…
Actress Madhuri Dixit, who will be seen in two upcoming Hindi films, is happy to work with a new crop of talented actors and says she has been working in Bollywood as per her own plan. Madhuri is set to stage a comeback in Bollywood after a gap of six years with two projects – Vishal Bharadwaj’s home production ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ and Anubhav Sinha-produced ‘Gulab Gang’.
She has also done an item song in Karan Johar’s home production ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, which released recently. The item song, ‘Ghagra’, features her and new age actor Ranbir Kapoor. “I don’t know why people call it a comeback… It is a mystery to me. Everyone works according to their plan. The vibe from industry people is positive… People love me and are waiting to see ‘Gulab Gang’ and ‘Dedh Ishqiya’,” Madhuri told PTI in an interview. After her marriage in 1999 to a US-based surgeon, she did Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Devdas’ in 2002. She then took a break and staged a comeback with Aditya Chopra’s home production ‘Aaja Nachle’ in 2007.
Despite missing from the silver screen, the 46-year-old filmstar was very much present on small screen. She appeared as one of the judges in TV dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ in season four and five. She is again judging the show in its sixth edition that started from June 1.
Being a woman you always go through something or the other. When I made my debut in Bollywood, many people told me I can’t do, it’s not a good place, I can’t make my position in this industry. But that time I had faith in myself and worked and proved everyone what can I do…
After marriage, Madhuri relocated to US for almost a decade. But in 2011, she shifted her base back to Mumbai along with her family. ‘Gulab Gang’, directed by newcomer Soumik Sen, also stars Juhi Chawla, Mahie Gill, Shilpa Shukla and others.
“I have done everything in this film – fight scene, dancing and singing. It is an entertaining film. We are saying quite a few things through this film but in an entertaining way. It is not a heavy film which delivers sermons.
“It was good working with a new crop of actors. They were full of energy, have ideas and are confident. It was wonderful working with talented actors,” she added.
People Used to Say I Can’t Make it in B’wood : Madhuri
Madhuri Dixit, who ruled the hearts of the audience in 80s and 90s, says when she started her career, people tried to pull her down by saying she won’t be able to make her place in Bollywood. “Being a woman you always go through something or the other. When I made my debut in Bollywood, many people told me I can’t do, it’s not a good place, I can’t make my position in this industry. But that time I had faith in myself and worked and proved everyone what can I do,” Madhuri said at an event here yesterday. “When you push yourself you rise up to the challenge and you realise your strength. When adversity comes that’s when one stands for themselves,” she added.
Madhuri made her acting debut with ‘Abodh’ in 1984 but the film failed at the box office. Her next release ‘Awara Baap’ (1985) also turned out to be failure. In 1986 Madhuri starred in ‘Swati’ and ‘Manav Hatya’, both the films being declared as flops. She had three releases in 1987 – ‘Mohre’, ‘Hifazat’ and ‘Uttar Dakshin’, which also did not do well.
After a series of consecutive flops, she finally attained stardom with ‘Tezaab’ in 1988. The film went on to become that year’s highest grossing movie. Thereafter she delivered hit films one after the other, including ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Prem Pratigyaa’, ‘Tridev’, ‘Parinda’, ‘Dil’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Beta’, ‘Mrityudand’, ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’ and others. After her marriage in 1999 to Shriram Nene, a US-based surgeon, she did Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Devdas’ in 2002. She then took a break and staged a comeback with Aditya Chopra’s home production ‘Aaja Nachle’ in 2007.
Despite missing from the silver screen, the 46-year-old film star was very much present on small screen. She appeared as one of the judges in TV dance reality show, ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ in season four, five and now six.