04 December, 2020

Her Home Run

Ek, do, teen...fans are readying the posies for Madhuri's return in Aaja Nachle

Her Home Run
"Why did she ever go away?" It's a typical lament of Madhuri Dixit fans, those who avidly feasted on her movies in the late '80s and '90s, and have never quite forgotten her, even after her five-year-long absence from Bollywood. Memories of her 1,000-megawatt smile, her amazing grace, and her incredible dancing ability made her the ultimate Dream Girl for an entire generation of filmgoers. She even inspired M.F. Hussain to dedicate an entire film—Gajagamini—to her beauty. And all these fans are now waiting eagerly to have her dance her way into their hearts again, with Aaja Nachle.

Madhuri was last seen as the beautifully affected Chandramukhi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas. But the girl who hit the high notes of stardom with Ek Do Teen in Tezaab and Hum Aapke Hain Koun, had begun drifting away from Bollywood much earlier. Like a good, middle-class, studious Maharashtrian Brahmin girl, Madhuri wanted to be a microbiologist, but fate took her to Bollywood instead, and she gave it her all. She...


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