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Madhoo lacks courage to go ahead with direction

IANS  New Delhi, December 13, 2012
First Published: 16:59 IST(13/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:26 IST(14/12/2012)

Veteran actor Madhoo is keen on donning the director’s hat, but says she lacks courage to take her dream ahead.

"I would honestly say, may be it is on my mind, but I didn’t have the courage to go ahead with direction. My friends keep telling me, first fulfil your passion of being an actor. I have some nice ideas and with God’s blessings, I want to take it ahead,” says Madhoo.
 
“I have not started the real work yet, nothing is on paper right now, but it’s my dream and I plan to direct a nice film,” she adds.

The actor, who is known for memorable roles in films like Roja, Diljale and Phool Aur Kaante, feels that once she does some more films, she might be able to look at the whole business in a different way.

“If I get a good role and start going on sets again, I will look at this whole business differently. Then, I would look for people with creative thought and want to get some help from creative people to take my direction plans ahead,” she says.

Madhoo, who is the niece of actor Hema Malini, calls the yesteryear diva her inspiration.

“For me, Hema Malini is my inspiration. Hema has always told me one thing that don’t plan anything in life. She never planned to turn director or get into politics, but things happened. She said just jump into the swimming pool and you will find a way for yourself,” she says.

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