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Bollywood entertainment :::: Madhuri Dixit opens up on last meeting with Sridevi, two months before her death


Madhuri Dixit opens up on last meeting with Sridevi, two months before her death
Mar 19, 2019 10:31 PM
After a gap of five years, Madhuri Dixit is back to Hindi films. The original Dhak-Dhak girl has two films lined up this year. If one promises to be a laugh riot, the other is a period drama set against partition. It is no secret that Madhuri wasn't the first choice for Karan Johar's Kalank, in fact, the filmmaker had roped in late actress Sridevi for a role opposite Sanjay Dutt. However, her untimely demise led to major changes, and soon Madhuri Dixit stepped into Sridevi's shoes for the film.
It's almost a year since Sridevi passed away, but Madhuri Dixit says that she still finds it hard to believe that the versatile actress is no more.
Talking to a daily, Madhuri opened up on her last meeting with Sridevi.
"We met for the last time at Manish's (designer Manish Malhotra) birthday party, she was with her daughters (Janhvi and Khushi) and so happy," said Madhuri. She added that Sridevi's shocking death is a reminder that life is too short.
"That's why it is important to live each day to the fullest, hold your family and kids close, because you don't know what can happen tomorrow. Sridevi left behind a void, there's this huge empty space," added Total Dhamaal actress.
Speculation is rife that Madhuri will be seen playing a courtesan in Kalank, which also features Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur in pivotal roles.
Kalank was conceptualised a decade and a half ago, and Karan's father, the late Yash Johar, was supposed to direct the film. Pre-production had begun, but it got shelved. The film is now set to be released on April 19.
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Madhuri Dixit, regarded widely as one of Bollywood's best superstar-actresses, held sway over the audience and box-office in the 90s. She broke many-a-heart when she quit Bollywood in 1999. Her comeback movie 'Aaja Nachle', in 2007, was a half-hearted attempt, and fell flat at the B.O. In 2011, Madhuri staged a terrific comeback, albeit on the small screen, with the reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. In 2014, Madhur Dixit revived her career with author-backed roles in films like 'Dedh Ishqiya' and 'Gulaab Gang'. We take a look at the life and career of the actress.

Early life

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She was born on May 15, 1967. Madhuri, who is an accomplished Kathak dancer, wanted to become a micro-biologist.

Bollywood debut

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Madhuri Dixit made her silver screen debut in Hiren Nag's 'Abodh' (1984). Talking about her first Hindi film 'Abodh', Madhuri said: "My journey as an actress began from this film. When I signed this film, I had absolutely no idea what this industry was all about. I vividly recall an incident that proves this point. It was an indoor shot and the director was explaining its details to me. Out of habit, I leaned on the wall beside me. I was not aware of the fact that the wall was made of delicate cardboard. The minute I touched it, my hand went right through the wall! For the first time in my life, I realized what a film set actually is."

Early career

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Flops like 'Swati', 'Manav Hatya', 'Mohre', 'Hifazat', 'Uttar Dakshin', 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' and 'Dayavan' followed her debut film.

Ticket to stardom

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It was 'Tezaab' (1988) that made Madhuri Dixit a rage among Indian youth. Her dance number 'Ek Do Teen' became a teen anthem. "I believe that this film was the turning point in my career. The role was very challenging. I believe that it was the song Ek Do Teen that really made me famous! The first time I heard the song, my reaction was, Seriously? We are counting numbers? But eventually the whole film came together very well," said Madhuri.

Queen of the 90s

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With the lethal combination of oomph and talent, Madhuri rose on the film firmament in the late 1980s and 1990s with blockbusters like 'Ram Lakhan', 'Tridev', 'Parinda', 'Dil', 'Saajan', 'Beta', 'Khalnayak', 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!' and 'Dil To Pagal Hai'. She is also known for her acting prowess in offbeat films 'Prahaar' and 'Mrityudand', which saw her in a non-glamorous avatar.

Madhuri Dixit on success

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"Good films flop, atrocious films do well. Uncertainty is the only certainty in this business," remarked Mads.

Queen of item numbers

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Her scintillating dance number 'Choli Ke Peeche' in 'Khalnayak' remains one of the best item numbers to emerge from Bollywood. "Working on Choli ke peeche kya hai with Saroj ji is one of my fondest memories," reminisces Madhuri.

Madhuri - The home-maker

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At the height of her stardom, Madhuri Dixit married Sriram Madhav Nene in 1999. She is now settled in Mumbai with her husband and two sons. "All that pativrata bit I did in the movies was a cliché. Today, when I warm up the food or lay the table, I catch myself smiling," said Madhuri.

Madhuri Dixit on fame

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"It's so ironical. When you finally achieve recognition, you hide behind dark glasses,' quipped Madhuri.

Tryst with the small screen

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Madhuri made her debut on the small screen in 2002 with the match-making show 'Kahina Kahi Koi Hai' on Sony TV. In 2011, she made her comeback on TV as a judge on Sony Entertainment Television's dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4'.

Critical acclaim

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In 2008, Madhuri Dixit was awarded the Padma Shri. She has won the Filmfare Best Actress award for her performances in 'Dil', 'Beta', 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!' and 'Dil To Pagal Hai' respectively.

Madhuri - The Style Diva

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To her fan legions, Madhuri Dixit was and still is the goddess of grace and style.

Madhuri Dixit in 2014

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In 2014, she kicked off her second innings in Bollywood with a mesmerizing performance in critically acclaimed romantic thriller 'Dedh Ishqiya'. In her last release 'Gulaab Gang', Madhuri Dixit played a firebrand woman leader fighting for social justice. Talking about her action avatar with IANS, Madhuri said: "I've done action for the first time... It is tough to do action, but I am a tough person and I enjoyed doing it."She also adds: "I never imagined a film where both good and evil are being played by women. It is so relevant in today's time when women's safety has come to light. I thought this was the right time for a film like this to be made because it talks of women's empowerment."

Madhuri's last screen outing

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In May 2016, Madhuri Dixit returned to the small screen as a judge on the Indian version of American reality dance show 'So You Think You Can Dance'.
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Here's wishing Queen Mads a very happy birthday!
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