Trace Bollywood’s most iconic actresses, Madhuri Dixit will feature among the foremost as she ruled the industry through the 90s. A trendsetter in fashion, powerful actress, spectacular dancer, she is almost an iconic legend of sorts! As the gorgeous lady celebrates her 46th birthday, Koimoi takes the cue to tell our readers 10 things we love about the Dhak Dhak Girl.
The Dancing Diva
Before an actress, Madhuri is better known as an accomplished dancer. Lending enticing steps to songs like Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai, or matching steps with dance maverick Prabhudeva in Kay Sera Sera – she is magical when it comes to dance. Her lachak and nazakat are still few of the most enthralling things about her. There hasn’t been a mainstream actress after Dixit who has leveled her degree of miraculous excellence in the genre she single handedly evolved in the 90s – Bollywood Dance.
The Million Dollar Smile
Her ada and her million dollar smile can still make any man, go weak in his knees. After veteran actress Madhubala, she is the only other Bollywood actress whose warm smile have enchanted an entire generation of admirers who would still kill to get a glimpse of the actress.
The Power House Performer
Besides being a ravishing beauty, the actress is known for her ability to choose her roles wisely. Carving out for herself, a substantial niche in the industry, she evolved into giving more perfect performance with every film. Winning several Filmfare Awards for her lead roles in film, her impulsive and vivacious energy captivated the audiences and critics alike! Acquiring roles like Prakash Jha’s Mrityudand or Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Parinda, the actress was equally comfortable with both mainstream films and art films, exhibiting the versatility of her acting prowess. Her explicit bed scene with Vinod Khanna in Dayavan had eyes rolling. Belonging to a more prudish time, such scenes were rare fixtures. Madhuri came on too strong on the audience’s sensibilities, but in this too; she marked the beginning of shedding inhibitions if the script demands so! Her bravura love making stint became immensely popular and we loved it.
Playing The Perfect Gharwali
Coming from a simple Maharashtrian background, Madhuri Dixit never let stardom get to her. Always staying a family person, she has been very close to her parents and siblings. Though the media reported her apparent link ups with many co-actors, most notable one being Sanjay Dutt, she married Denver based Cardiac Surgeon Sriram Nene in 1997. Being at the zenith of success, steady at her top most form, the actress gave it all up to become a full time home maker. Dixit now has two sons Arin and Raayan, and is reveling well in the luxuries of her rock steady marriage.
No offense to any of our leading ladies, but it takes a lot to have Madhuri’s charisma. Despite acting well, many actresses fail to leave an impression on the audiences because of their dull screen value. With her exquisite ability to stand out in a crowd, her glowering presence was indomitable unlike many actresses today who get lost in a plethora of side artistes!
Fit Is Hit
At 46, she is still flexible. Returning to public view as the dance show host of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’s Fifth season, she is still extremely flexible and fit. She might rubbish it as the hard work of motherhood, running around her two children, the actress evidently maintains herself with a strict regime. While most actresses with age lose their figure and charm, Madhuri maintains it all with unparalleled beauty.
Favorite Girl Of Her Actors
Insiders have always written that Madhuri’s thorough professionalism is an interesting characteristic in the lady. Besides being hard working, she was most co-operative actress to work with. Retaining no airs about herself, her friendly nature was a hit with all her co-stars who always looked forward to working with her again. At a recent Awards function, actor Anil Kapoor proclaimed on stage that of all the actresses he has ever worked with Madhuri has been his favorite! Featuring together in a host of successful films like Ram Lakhan, Kishan Kanhaiya, Parinda and so on, theirs was once Bollywood’s most celebrated on screen pair.
She with her most perfect dance moves has been the dream choice for every choreographer in Bollywood. While veteran dance trainer Saroj Khan maintains that Madhuri Dixit is her personal favorite, her blazing dance sequences have made her the dream every choreographer wants to achieve. Being a sheer treat of a talent bundle, Madhuri is spell binding-ly awesome and hence a perfect choice for any dance trainer to work with. Perhaps she is one of the few dancers, who can synchronize every move, every mood and every feeling of the song exactly how their trainer had envisioned it.
Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon
Being the first Bollywood star to evoke the idea of a film so massively, the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon was Hindi Cinema’s first attempt to encapsulate star power in a full length film. With the film’s story revolving around a young girl who wanted to become Madhuri Dixit, the film elucidated the craze and colossal stature of this iconic actress!
Playing The Muse
My painting teacher once told me the story of world famous painter M.F Hussain’s eloquent love for Madhuri. Labelling her as his muse, she personified the epitome of womanhood for this celebrated painter. Hussain went on to cast Madhuri in one of his films, based on the painting that drew inspiration from the persona of the actress. It is rumored that the painter had watched Madhuri’s 1994 blockbuster 67 times and when she returned to acting in 2007, he booked an entire hall to watch Aaja Nachle all by himself!
Madhuri Nene (nee Dixit) is still one of Bollywood’s most effortlessly gorgeous stars. Scoring hits to being at the zenith to stardom yet so simply settling for the little joys of domestic life, Madhuri Dixit has inspired a generation of actresses, enchanted millions of men and mostly managed to attain a place in Bollywood that is unimaginable to most actresses of today’s generation!
Here’s Koimoi extending our heartiest birthday wishes to the woman who still makes our hearts go dhak dhak!
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