Madhuri misses the dhak-dhak days
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Madhuri Dixit, now holidaying in Mumbai, says she reminisces about her years in the film industry but doesn't miss the hustle and bustle of Bollywood.
The actress, who shifted to the US after marrying an NRI doctor, says: "I miss my craft, the preparation for scenes, the nervousness before every shot and all that dhak-dhak."
Madhuri is planning a comeback and getting good offers too, but her priority is location.
It would be difficult for the producers in Mumbai to reach you in LA?
The world is becoming such a small place. People sitting in Hong Kong do business with people in India. So communication is not a problem.
Most people feel there can never be another Madhuri Dixit.
In fact, the audiences still send me fan mails. It is a beautiful feeling to be loved and cherished. Talent never dies. I was very apprehensive about dancing on stage. I hadn't done it for four years. To my surprise, it wasn't difficult.
Even Sarojji (Khan) said it didn't look like I had been away for so long. Acting and dancing are hard to forget.
|Madhuri Dixit, now holidaying in Mumbai, says she reminisces about her years in the film industry but doesn't miss the hustle and bustle of Bollywood.|
Do you miss the film industry?
It depends on what you mean by the industry. If you mean the paraphernalia, then I don't miss that. But I miss my craft, the preparation for scenes, the nervousness before every shot and all that
But I hardly have time to think of all this in LA. My kids are young - one and three years old - and demanding. But in a quiet moment I do think about my studio life.
Do you miss the adulation?
Not at all! I am too busy being the wife and mom. It was a dream for me to have my own family. And I have it today. I grew up in a big family. It was very important for me to have one of my own... as important as my stardom, in fact more... I enjoyed the acting. But I was sure of how many years I'd give my career. After enjoying every bit of that I'm now enjoying domesticity.
You have come back to a different film industry...
Yes I have. Today's films are technically so much more advanced. And since Hindi cinema now goes to many parts of the world, they are aesthetically far better than the films earlier on. I look at some my earlier films and cringe.
But that was what filmmaking was about then. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Though it's great to see the changes. I love the care taken to look into details.
Do you have lots of friends in the industry?
Not very many. But yes I have lots of well-wishers. And I know if they have something in mind, they'll approach me. The project has to be worth my while. Actually there were three films I was supposed to do two years ago. But they didn't happen because I got pregnant.
I guess at that point of time bringing up a baby was more exciting than doing a movie. Now people who come to me, do so with concrete characters and not just random offers. That's wonderful. I am open to all kinds offers as long as I am not asked to do anything boring.
Have you watched any films lately?
I saw a few songs of Bunty Aur Babli. I love the song Kajra re. Parineeta is the only one film I have seen and I liked it.
First Published: Mar 28, 2006 11:36 IST