Over the last few days, several reports about Madhuri Dixit-Nene and her pet project, a dance school, did the rounds. According to those reports, the actor had apparently approached the BMC for a piece of land for her dance school, and the authorities apparently had agreed to give her a choice of 100 plots to pick one from, at no cost.
Two days later, model and starlet Bhairavi Goswami tweeted, “BMC offers a list of 100 plots 2choose from. Why??? Has she done more for dance than Saroj Khan (sic)?” She later clarified, “With due respect to Madhuriji, who is a living legend, I think she has done nothing good for the nation or state to expect huge favours in return.”
When asked about these reports, Madhuri says, “I don’t know where these rumours are coming from. I have no plans of opening any dance school. I had conducted a class for my son’s friends at his school a few months ago. I even put up a video on my official website for people to watch, and maybe learn a few steps. But I didn’t approach any government authority for a piece of land to open a dance academy.”
When told about the reactions to her school on the web, especially the one from Bhairavi, Madhuri, who reportedly plans to start producing films with her husband Sriram Nene, retorts, “I don’t know who has reacted and how! I’ve been caught up with my show. I have a lot of work to keep me on my toes. It’s not easy raising two kids and managing work. After Jhalak… I’m starting work on my films —Gulab Gang and Dedh Ishqiya. It’s not even been a year since I came back to Mumbai. I still haven’t settled down completely. How can I think of opening a dance school?”