Madhuri Dixit, whose wax statue will be the next from Bollywood to be put up at Madame Tussauds in London, has just returned from her holiday in Maldives. Before she went, there were rumours that she had been offered Dedh Ishqiya, the sequel to 2010’s sleeper hit Ishqiya with Naseeeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.
Reportedly, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also had a closed-door meeting with her to discuss the sequel to his 2008 National Award-winning movie Fashion that toplined Priyanka Chopra. There were also reports that the 1990s superstar would be emulating the late PM Indira Gandhi in a supposed biopic.
"I have offers, but I haven’t accepted any. I decided to endorse a new channel because it suits me. I have to shoot for a smaller duration, the philosophy of the channel is similar to my life’s, and it leaves me with ample time for my sons (Arin and Ryan)," says Madhuri with her trademark smile. "My kids are new to the city. They’re just beginning to adjust with their new school’s curriculum. Once they’re accustomed to life here, I’ll be in a position to consider film offers."
Prod her on the two sequels, which have been in the news recently, and she admits she met Madhur, but it wasn’t a closed-door meeting. "I know Madhur socially. He’s appreciated my work and expressed a desire to work with me. But no Fashion sequel was offered," the actor says, adding, "I don’t want to speak about Dedh Ishqiya. It’s pointless to talk about a project I haven’t been offered. Right now, my attention is on my kids, and husband (Dr Sriram Nene). He isn’t happy with the job offers coming his way. Once he’s sorted in his professional space, I’ll be back to work. It’s a promise!"