New Delhi, Nov. 10 -- Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene's online dance academy - which she set up last year with husband, doctor Sriram Nene - has managed to get over a lakh users from more than 207 countries.
Encouraged by the response, the couple is now revamping the website. The academy is set to offer more courses, as well as turn into a full-fledged business venture. "Unless there's a business model, things don't really move. It's more up my husband's alley than mine. We're also going to be doing offline events like concerts and contests," says Madhuri.
Apart from dancing, the revamped portal will offer acting, cooking, scriptwriting and filmmaking classes in the future. "We're trying to add more forms of dance to this platform. It's a collaboration between many groups. As we expand the updated portal, it can be a game-changer," says Sriram.
In order to make the venture profitable, some of the services will be charged, and there will be scope for creating job opportunities as well.
Sriram elaborates, "We have people like Madhuri, Birju Maharajji, Saroj Khan, Remo D'Souza, Terence Lewis and Shiamak Davar, among others, coming together to teach students. Although lessons will be free, we can charge for certificates. We will also have job posts wherein we won't charge the dancers, but the people who post the requirement."