Madhuri Dixit: “This year has been very eventful for me”

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With her diary being jam packed with different projects, Madhuri Dixit Nene has indeed had a very busy year. Even though she is no stranger to hard work, this time she has had to split her time donning different hats throughout the year including actress, judge and producer. Talking to the media, Dixit spoke intensely about how she’s enjoyed her year, what’s next for her and how things have changed since the 90s.

“Turning producer is an experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. I enjoyed facing the camera too. This year has been very eventful for me. It started with me acting in my first Marathi movie, ‘Bucket List’ (2018). Then, I appeared in ‘Total Dhamaal’ (2019). I was producing August 15 and acting in ‘Kalank’ simultaneously. My television show’ Dance Deewane’ will take off soon. It is going to be a busy year. But it has been a pleasant experience,” The Indian Express reports Dixit expressing.

The actress turned producer with the Marathi film ‘August 15’. Talking about her decision to go behind the camera in this way, she explained, “I have been associated with the business of movies for a long time. I don’t claim to know everything about production as I have been, mostly, in front of the camera. However, you do learn quite a few things as you go. So, Ram (her husband, Sriram Nene) and I decided to produce a movie. I loved the script of ‘August 15’. We heard many scripts before we picked this one.”

With the industry now developing more on content strong films, Dixit was always one to take on stronger characters, where she didn’t shy away from good stories. Talking about this, she explained, “At that time, there were commercial movies and artistic movies. Those who acted in commercial movies stuck to that. When I did ‘Mrityudand’ (1997), everyone was surprised by my choice. Some questioned me on why I wanted to be in khadi saris. My answer to them was that it’s a story that should be told. I was very adamant. I received a lot of appreciation for it. It required me to act, but in a different atmosphere — more realistic and without larger-than-life characters. It gave me an opportunity to do something different from what I was doing. It gave me joy. I always wished for movies to be progressive for women.”

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