FREEZE FRAME: Madhuri, Sridevi in Jhalak finale
Arch Bollywood rivals of the ’90s, Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit will now come together for the first time on a TV show.
Known for their dance skills, the legendary divas will be seen shaking a leg with the celebrity finalists — Gurmeet Chaudhary, Isha Sharvani, Rashmi Desai and Rithvik Dhanjani — on dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’s (JDJ) finale this weekend.
When Madhuri decided to perform one of Sridevi’s iconic numbers, Kaate Nahi Kat Te from Mr India (1987), for the show’s promos, thus paying a tribute to Sri, it raised a few eyebrows. However, things seem to be hunky dory between the two now.
“Sridevi and Madhuri together are the doyens of dance in Bollywood and it can’t get bigger than them coming together. Earlier, Madhuri dressed up like Sridevi and recreated her song Kaate Nahi Kat Te. So, it’ll be lovely if Sridevi reciprocates by dancing to Madhuri’s hit number, Ek Do Teen’,” says an insider.
Marriage and motherhood have kept the two divas away from the big screen, but now both have big releases this year — Sridevi is ready with her comeback movie, English Vinglish, and Madhuri, too, is gearing up to hit the theatres with Gulab Gang and Dedh Ishqiya.