Madhuri Dixit
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Just like life, there's a lot of struggle in dance: Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit

For years now, the lady who ruled the ’90s, Madhuri Dixit, has stayed away from the big screen.

However, after a successful television stint as a judge, Madhuri has now decided to woo the audiences once again with her charm. And her latest release, Dedh Ishqiya, which seems to be getting a fairly decent response from the critics, might just be Madhuri’s big comeback.

For an actress who is doing a film after a hiatus, a positive response is crucial. Did you hope for the kind of start that your film has got?
Definitely, and even if I had not taken a break and had consistently done movies, I would have still wanted this kind of a response. It’s wonderful to know that Dedh Ishqiya is getting a fabulous response from people because I believe in the product. I think it’s a very entertaining movie, it’s tight and precise. Also, all the characters are very different and quirky. I think your film has to be good for people to like it. So, just like the promos, I hope people give thumbs up to the film as well.

It’s being said that your kids did not recognise you in the film?
When my kids watched the trailer of Dedh Ishqiya for the first time, they didn’t pay attention to it. But, when they noticed me with long hair and the Lucknowi look they came running to me and asked ‘mom is that really you?’

You’re a trained dancer. With you being away for so many years, do you still feel as passionate about it?
I am extremely passionate about dancing. To get it right and understand the form correctly, the feeling needs to come from within. It’s a craft that needs to be rehearsed very often, just to get the right balance. Just like life, there’s a lot of struggle in dance as well. But at the end of it, it’s worth it.