A film buff like me could only care about Madhuri returning; it was just as important as politics or business and I absolutely felt agog when I heard about the return of our Bollywood beauty back to “amchi mumbai”. At first there was an element of uncertainty in this news, I being skeptical as to whether it is a personal or business oriented move. But we all know her, the one who is the painter’s delight and the creator’s pride, she is –MADHURI DIXIT NENE who is back and how!! Bollywood has welcomed her back into its fraternity and she gets back with her all the charm, grace and vigor that had long vanished. When she had reached the zenith of her career, she left her profession to get married to Dr.Sriram Nene and, later, to bring into being two beautiful sons –Arrian and Ryan, who albeit are now receptive to their mothers stardom. News has it that they would rather prefer watching cartoons than Bollywood masala films. However, they do watch some of mommy’s old films and adore her too. After refusing many scripts in the past seven years when she was in the U.S.A, she has recently signed up for a film with none other than one of her favorite big banner and production house-Yash Raj Productions. Subsequent to her seven year long sabbatical, she has only just finished her first film, called Aaja Nachle, by Anil Mehta, cinematographer of such movies as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Saathiya (2002) and Veer Zaara (2004). The movie, Aaja Nachle, also stars Konkona Sen and Kunal Kapoor .As India welcomes the Queen’s return on the silver screen, so do her old friends like Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor , Govinda…the list goes endless. After being a perfect daughter, a perfect wife and a perfect mother, being a well trained classical dancer as well, she now desires to open a dancing institute soon .Considering that she has lost oodles of weight, exudes ample amount of self confidence and reveals a westernized accent, she looks spanking new. Looking as beautiful as she has never looked previously, she has put the film on a different level altogether, reasons being her charismatic presence both on screen and off it as well. One must also give credit to her fame and success that she carries with her, in addition to the various promotional tours organized for the success of the movie like Nach Baliye 3, Star Voice of India and such similar kinds.
It has also been heard that she is soon going to act in noted Malayalam director Shaji N Karun’s next movie, Suryamukhi which is based on painter Raja Ravi Varma. It is a speculation as to whether her movies will do well, and will the re-entry prove just as successful? The fans of the “dhak-dhak girl” wait with their breaths held in anticipation of a new movie and a fan like me can only hope for the best! KAVERI TREHAN