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'Madhuri should play my character if Guide is remade'

entertainment Updated: Aug 05, 2008 20:01 IST

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Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman today said she visualises Madhuri Dixit as the perfect choice to play her character 'Rosy' if a remake of Guide is made.

"Madhuri is a good performer and a very good dancer. She will perfectly fir into the role if the film is made again,"

Waheeda told reporters here after being felicitated for her contribution to Hindi cinema by Taj Enlighten Film Society.

Asked whether she thought Guide would be a timeless classic, Waheeda said it is the audience that make a film timeless.

"An actor just works hard for all the films. It is the audience which makes the film a masterpiece," she said.

On the length of the film which is over three hours, Waheeda recalled that Dev Anand, who was also the producer, wanted to delete some of the song and dance sequences to trim the length.

"I told him to delete my scenes and not the songs and dances as I had worked very hard on them. Devsaab agreed. But when he sat on the editing table, he realised that all my scenes are with him. Being the producer himself, he was not ready to delete his scenes. Hence, the length remained the same and nothing was edited," she recalled fondly.

Referring to her character 'Rosy', Waheeda said the character was a bold one during that era. "She was a married woman but loved someone else. Dev Anand held several trial shows before the release and everybody spoke about 'Rosy'.

"Devsaab called me and said even though he was playing the title role and was the producer, I was the film's highlight," she said.