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Madhuri Dixit: 'I have always been ambitious'

Mumbai, Dec. 18 -- Madhuri Dixit is making her presence felt in the industry, if her appearances at recent functions and on TV shows are anything to go by. Acknowledging that film promotions have a huge role in a film's success nowadays - a stark change from her heyday in the '90s when a film's marketing was very limited - she says, "I have been watching how actors promote their films; how Shah Rukh Khan goes all out to promote his movies. Now I am going through the motions. It's hectic and demanding, but I think it is fun as well, because you get to speak about your movie."    

The actor, who will seen in Abhishek Chaubey's Dedh Ishiqiya, says that she has been attempting a balancing act between her personal and professional lives lately. "I am doing a lot of time management. I miss my kids when I go for outdoor shooting schedules. But we talk over the phone every day and chat online," says Madhuri. However, being a wife and a mother hasn't affected her choice of roles. She says. "I don't want to create an image. I just want to do interesting cinema. My personal life never had and will never have any impact on the films I choose."     

The Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994) actor started an online dance academy earlier this year and will and will launch a digital health care platform with her husband, Dr Shriram Nene. "I've always been ambitious," she says. "I wanted to do the dance academy because I wanted to share my passion with my fans. It's accessible globally and we have more than 70,000 students now."