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Madhuri Dixit: My contemporary actresses still going strong in Bollywood

Madhuri Dixit: My contemporary actresses still going strong in Bollywood

Madhuri has her hands full with two films and an ongoing reality show.

Highlights

  • Actress Madhuri Dixit, who ruled the 1980s and 1990s in Bollywood feels that contrary to the perception that her contemporary actresses have faded into oblivion, they are in fact going strong even today.
  • The dhak dhak girl, whose item song Ghagra with Ranbir Kapoor is topping the charts, is one of the judges on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and has two films Gulaab Gang, and Dedh Ishqiya in her hand.
  • Even though actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn--all in their 40s--are ruling Bollywood even today, heroines who featured opposite them in their heydays have either faded away from arc lights or content with character roles, but Madhuri believes it is not the case.
  • "It is great to see all actors up there. They all have worked hard. Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Sridevi all are doing wonderful work today. One should not generalise that actresses of our times are not around, it is not right,"she said.
  • "All these ladies are doing good work. They are going strong. They are making their own space," the actress added.
  • Even after her marriage with US-based Dr Shriram Nene in 1999, Madhuri continued to act in films.
  • "I have always worked. Even after getting married and going there (US) I did Devdas, Lajja, Pukar, Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam, Aaja Nach Le, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. I did a lot of work after marriage. So it was not that I left and went. I have always been here," she said.
  • Madhuri dismissed reports that she will be performing a special song in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming magnum opus Ram Leela with Ranveer Singh.
  • "Nobody has approached me for the song. And there is no talk about it. I don't know from where these stories are coming from," she said.
  • Madhuri is excited about the first look of her upcoming film Gulaab Gang which will be unveiled at the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) to be held in Macau.
  • She will be attending the event post her shoot for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.
  • When asked whether she will be doing some intimate scenes with actor Naseeruddin Shah in upcoming film Dedh Ishqiya, a sequel to 2010 hit Ishqiya, the 46-year-old replied cautiously.
  • "I will do things that I am comfortable with. When people will see the film they will know," she said.
  • Madhuri is portraying the role of Begum Para in Abhishek Choubey's directorial venture Dedh Ishqiya, which is said to be different from the one played by Vidya Balan in Ishqiya.
  • Also, the first part was peppered with expletives used by Vidya, but the second installation is learnt to have struck out cuss words from dialogues.
  • "My character does not need to do all that (use cuss words or foul language). She is a begum and she won't be talking in that sort of a language," said Madhuri.
Mumbai: Actress Madhuri Dixit, who ruledthe 1980s and 1990s in Bollywood feels that contrary to the perception that hercontemporary actresses have faded into oblivion, they are in factgoing strong even today.

The dhak dhak girl, whose item song Ghagra withRanbir Kapoor is topping the charts, is one of thejudges on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and hastwo films Gulaab Gang, and Dedh Ishqiya in her hand.

Even though actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, AamirKhan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn--all in their 40s--are rulingBollywood even today, heroines who featured opposite them intheir heydays have either faded away from arc lights or contentwith character roles, but Madhuri believes it is not the case.

"It is great to see all actors up there. They all haveworked hard. Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Sridevi all are doingwonderful work today. One should not generalise that actressesof our times are not around, it is not right,"she said.

"All these ladies are doing good work. They are goingstrong. They are making their own space," the actress added.

Even after her marriage with US-based Dr Shriram Nenein 1999, Madhuri continued to act in films.

"I have always worked. Even after getting married andgoing there (US) I did Devdas, Lajja, Pukar, HumTumhare Hai Sanam, Aaja Nach Le, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. I dida lot of work after marriage. So it was not that I left andwent. I have always been here," she said.

Madhuri dismissed reports that she will be performing aspecial song in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming magnum opusRam Leela with Ranveer Singh.

"Nobody has approached me for the song. And there is notalk about it. I don't know from where these stories arecoming from," she said.

Madhuri is excited about the first look of her upcomingfilm Gulaab Gang which will be unveiled at the InternationalIndian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) to be held in Macau.

She will be attending the event post her shoot forJhalak Dikhla Jaa.

When asked whether she will be doing some intimate sceneswith actor Naseeruddin Shah in upcoming film Dedh Ishqiya, asequel to 2010 hit Ishqiya, the 46-year-old repliedcautiously.

"I will do things that I am comfortable with. When peoplewill see the film they will know," she said.

Madhuri is portraying the role of Begum Para in AbhishekChoubey's directorial venture Dedh Ishqiya, which is said tobe different from the one played by Vidya Balan in Ishqiya.

Also, the first part was peppered with expletives usedby Vidya, but the second installation is learnt to havestruck out cuss words from dialogues.

"My character does not need to do all that (use cusswords or foul language). She is a begum and she won't betalking in that sort of a language," said Madhuri.