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'I had never agreed to play Indira Gandhi'

bollywood Updated: Dec 07, 2010 16:35 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times
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When she arrived in the city, she admitted she was here to judge a dance-reality show (

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4

) and was considering film projects. When asked if one of the movies is a biopic on our late Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, Madhuri Dixit says, “I’ve not signed a contract yet. In fact, before I could make up my mind, an announcement was made in a newspapers that I was acting in it. But I’m not.”



Reportedly, Yash, Aditya and Uday Chopra will be directing a movie each in 2011 and one of them, supposedly Yash Chopra, is keen on signing her? “That’s news to me. Neither Yash

ji

, Adi or even Uday have approached me for a project after

Aaja Nachle

,” she says.



Madhuri Dixit

Is the debacle of the last film keeping them away? “I don’t think so,” laughs Dixit, “I’ve done several movies with them. Hits and flops are not in your control. Yes,

Aaja Nachle

didn’t work, but everyone adored not just my performance, but every actor’s too. The dances, songs, sets, everything was perfect. My kids Arin and Raayan, have seen the film and dance to its title track.”



Dixit however wants to finalise one or even two movies during her stay in India. She watched

Ishqiya

and

Raajneeti

in the US and loved Vidya Balan and Ranbir Kapoor’s performances. “They’re phenomenal. I want to tell Vidya that she’s a fabulous actor and carries a sari off so gracefully. And Ranbir must do more films like

Raajneeti

,” she says.



Salman Khan, one of Madhuri Dixit’s favourite co-stars, has expressed his desire to have her as a guest on his reality game show,

Dus Ka Dum

. Given that the channel and production house are contemplating bringing the show back next year, will she fulfill Khan’s wish? “I don’t know,” she smiles. “If I’m still in the country when it starts, I may appear on the show.”



Meenakshi Sheshadri, one of the stars of the ’80s and ’90s, well-known for her dancing talent, also moved to the US after marriage and opened a dance school where she teaches Bharat Natyam and Kathak. Does Dixit plan to follow in her footsteps? “This is another revelation for me. I would love to open my school too, but it takes time. I will start planning it after

Jhalak

’s season is over,” she informs.



After more than a decade of marriage, doesn’t Dixit feel the seven-year itch? “No way!” she giggles. “I did a matrimonial show called

Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai

after I got married. And to this day, I believe in the title. It’s an ultra romantic thought. And after living with Sri (Srikant Nene), I believe he was made for me and I, for him.”