By Hindustan Times
Madhuri Dixit has taken everybody by surprise with her decision to relocate to India with family - her husband Dr Shriram Nene and their sons Ryan and Arin - by next month. It's actually her hubby's decision to shift back as his heart is in Mumbai and wants his children to be brought up in India.
Is recession, as speculated, the reason behind her big move back to India from Denver, USA? "Not at all. We have been fortunate enough not to be affected by it at all. Ram, is a doctor and he's in a profession that's always going to be much in demand. Truth is, Ram has always been fascinated by India and his heart always remained there whenever he's come to Mumbai. He wants to see the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, the Charminar in Hyderabad and the Ajmer Shariff dargah in Rajasthan as he's heard so much about them," she told a leading daily.
Her husband wants their children to grow up in India. "The transition is difficult and emotional too but once you know what you are doing you can adapt and get used to the change. Also, Ram is easy-going and very friendly by nature, so he can adapt himself to any social and work culture comfortably. He has always loved India and he wants the children to grow up in an Indian culture. My parents, who stay with us, are also keen to come back. They are growing old and are thrilled that they will be returning to their motherland," she said.
Madhuri is going through mixed emotions right now. "Shifting from one country to another is physically and emotionally taxing. Right now, I am packing our stuff so we can come back in October. There's a whole gamut of emotions I am going through. I have been here for 10 years and have friends here. We had two cats but both passed away last year. The kids are having mixed emotions - they are sad about leaving their best friends behind in the US but are excited as India is a different environment," the actor concluded.
We surely are happy to have you back Madhuri. No mixed feeling in that!