Madhuri Dixit stumps Arshad Warsi



Actor Arshad Warsi, who has, for the first time, shared screen space with Madhuri Dixit in Dedh Ishqiya, believes the actress’ husband, Shriram Nene is the happiest man on earth to have her as his life partner. Arshad is also bowled over Madhuri’s professionalism and her happy-go-lucky nature. “I think Dr. Nene is the happiest man on earth because Madhuri is absolutely divine,” Arshad says, in praise of the diva. Madhuri married US-based cardiovascular surgeon Shriram Nene in 1999 and shifted to the US. Her family then moved to India again in 2011, and she is now busy reviving her Bollywood career.

“She is beautiful. She is lovely. She is a thorough professional and always wears a smile on her face. She is a very positive person on the set...a great person to work with. She is a phenomenal actor,” he adds.

He admits it has been a pleasure working with her.

Dedh Ishqiya, a sequel to 2010 black comedy Ishqiya, is directed by Abhishek Chaubey and also features Naseeruddin Shah and Huma Qureshi. In Ishqiya, Arshad played a rugged and rough character of Babban. It has been Arshad’s favourite character, but he says he’d rather be remembered as a good actor over one character. “It would be great if people continue to know me as a good actor. I am a very honest person,” he says.