In the male dominated 90s, she was one mega female star who sold movies and balanced out the power in favor of the fairer sex. Without her, a run-of-the-mill Raja wouldn’t have gone to make the box-office collections it did.After Sridevi, it was Madhuri who redefined the role of the female lead in Hindi cinema. Her absence from the silver screen created a void that could be filled only by her after her return.The beauty turns a year younger today and we take a quick look through her astonishing journey in the art of cinema.
Madhuri Dixit (now Nene) was born on May 15 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Inclined towards since childhood, Madhuri Dixit dedicated early years of her life in learning Kathak. While she planned to study microbiology, she left the course midway and decided to pursue movie as her full-time career. Born in 1967, Madhuri Dixit made her debut movie at the age of 17 in 1984. Madhuri Dixit Nene’s first on-screen hero was Tapas Paul; however her first well-known onscreen pair was with Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor.
The much-awaited ‘Kalank’, directed by Abhishek Varman, hit the screens on April 17, 2019. The period drama stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapoor in pivotal roles.
One can suspend disbelief and forsake logic voluntarily if a screwball comedy has engaging screenplay, wacky characters and rip-roaring gags. In that regard, director Indra Kumar’s ‘Total Dhamaal’ should have been named ‘Partial Dhamaal’ because it provides everything – laughs to entertainment- in half measures.