It’s confirmed. There’s Madhuri Dixit and only Madhuri Dixit as the leading star in Gulab Gang. Just like Vidya Balan who survived to tell her ‘kahaani‘ without any support from a leading man, even Madhuri won’t have anyone invade her territory with this gangster film.

Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit

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“Madhuri is the protagonist of the film and it will remain that way”, informs our source, “Gone are the times when one had to follow the rule book of hero-heroine. Madhuri is not the heroine in ‘Gulab Gang’; she is the hero and that’s how things have been written and would be executed.”

Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor In Heroine, The Dirty Picture Movie Poster
Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor In Heroine, The Dirty Picture Movie Poster

This means that even though female centric films like Heroine (Arjun Rampal), The Dirty Picture (Emraan Hashmi) and Madhuri’s own Desh Ishqiya (Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah) have roped in known faces for male protagonists, Gulab Gang doesn’t require any such add-ons.

“Madhuri is the hero of the film. Period”, declares Anubhav Sinha, the film’s producer, “She has gone an extra mile to make this film happen. She is super excited with the kind of set up she is entering. Also, she understands the fact that the entire film is running on her shoulders. Her character in the film doesn’t require anyone else to share that burden.”

Last time when Madhuri succeeded in doing that, the film was Mrityudand. We look forward to similar magic being recreated all over again, albeit with a better commercial returns as well.

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