Bollywood dance diva Madhuri Dixit-Nene is celebrating the dance heritage of India as part of Independence Day celebrations. Her online academy, Dance With Madhuri, has launched a global campaign to promote Indian classical and folk dance forms to commemorate the spirit of the nation through the art form.
The month-long campaign will include 11 different dance forms from nine different states of the country.
“In a country of 1.3 billion people, our rich heritage of dance forms holds a very special place and deserves to be celebrated globally. What better occasion to do that than our Independence Day, which is right around the corner,” said Madhuri Dixit-Nene.
“Our core mission with this initiative remains the same, to give everyone an equal opportunity to learn dance from the best choreographers and experts,” she added.
While Lavani will be taught by Madhuri Dixit, dance enthusiasts can learn Kathak from legendary Birju Maharaj, Madhuri and others. Other dance forms include Bharatnatyam, Ghoomar, Bhangra, and Bihu.
Meanwhile, the actress had celebrated her 36th anniversary in the film industry on Monday. She claims that her journey in Bollywood was “one thrilling rollercoaster ride.”
Madhuri Dixit-Nene had even conducted an Ask Me Anything session on Twitter with her fans. A fan had asked her to share the most unforgettable moment from her various films. To which, she replied, “My very first shot for Abodh. It felt like a dream that I was working in a film.” And another fan asked, “When you did your first film Abodh did you imagine that you’ll get this far?” She replied, “Well… when I did Abodh, I never even imagined that I will be working in a film hahah.”
The actress started her career with the 1984 film Abodh, wherein she played the role of a young bride named Gauri.