Exuberant, Vibrant, Beautiful, Vulnerable, Gentle and Sweet are few terms that best describe this person and her personality. From Abodh to Aaja Nachle, she has ruled the hearts of millions of Indians. A smile that has broken a million hearts, a face that increased many a heart beat, her moves made the entire nation dance with her. And to all Madhuri Dixit fans out there, we have some very good news!
Official announcements have been made and it is confirmed that post her comeback film, Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, Bollywood’s Chandramukhi will don the lead role in Anubhav Sinha’s next. While the other contemporaries today are mesmerized by the charm and beauty of Mrs. Nene, all eyes are set on her who actually is considered to be the ultimate queen when it comes to expressions. The power of expressions and emotions blended with her ability to portray all kinds of roles is a testament to the talent and versatility that is stored within the soft speaking actress.
After taking a sabbatical from films post Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic Devdas, she returned back to the nation and filmdom with ‘Aaja Nachle’ which had a rather dismal performance at the box office. Soon she packed her bags again until she finally had a homecoming of sorts being a judge on television reality show, ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’. The season created record breaking TRP ratings, the result of which they have signed Madhuri for yet another season of Jhalak. Soon after her appearance on the sets of the dance based reality show, offers started pouring in. But this time, Mads made sure she made the right choice. And voila! While the actress sent the media into a tizzy by announcing her comeback project on Twitter, the second project was supposedly kept under the wraps for sometime. Anubhav Sinha’s next titled ‘Gulab Gang’ will have Madhuri essay the role of the female protagonist who fight against all odds, especially against the ills that plague the Indian society. She plays the gang leader in this definitive film set against the backdrop of the Indian environment, providing a social message at the end. Conceptualized by Anurbhav Sinha and Soumik Sen, the film will also mark the directorial advent for Soumik. Based on real life situations, the producer has also zeroed in on for a perfect day for its release. The film is slated for a March 8, 2013 release which is also celebrated as World Women’s Day. It could not have been better than this, for sure. The film’s shoot starts by the end of this year after Madhuri completes her film with Vishalji and her stint back on television. The makers of ‘Gulab Gang’ are reportedly trying to rope in the sensational and unconventional Mahie Gill and the aggressive Shilpa Shukla to complete the girl gang.
While there was a national debate going on Madhuri demanding 5 crores a film, taking herself to be at par with the younger actresses, some even felt that she had lost all her charm and no producer would sign her up at such a heavy risk. But Madhuri has put all her critics to rest by clearly showing that her Star Power can still skip a million heartbeats worldwide. The two back to back announcements are brave testament to the statement that was made largely in the late ‘80s and the ‘90s!
In a recent interview, Madhuri had called Vidya to be the Star of the year for her effortless performance in ‘The Dirty Picture’. A recent tabloid speculated that Vidya has achieved a feat which onto to an extent, Kajol and Madhuri could do: draw a crowd to the theatre! So with Madhuri gearing up for her third innings in the industry and coincidentally stepping into her old shoes, will she be able to live up to all the expectations? Will the immense euphoria and mass hysteria surrounding the 44 year old diva help her deliver big on screen yet again? Will she be able to make all the hearts around her go dhak dhak to her beats? For that, we will just have to wait and watch!
Meanwhile what’s in news is that a certain storm named Madhuri is all set to hit the Bollywood industry with her aadayein, nazakat and her killing moves again! Hope the other industry divas survive the storm! You bet!