The ‘Dhak Dhak Queen’ or the beat of million hearts, Madhuri Dixit’s latest movie ‘Aaja Nachle’ is ready to hit Indian cinemas on Nov 30, 2007.
Madhuri re-entered Indian cinema (Bollywood) through ‘Aaja Nachle,’ which is produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films.
Director/cinematographer Anil Mehta’s Aaja Nachle also stars Akshaye Khanna, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kunal Kapoor, Divya Dutta and Ranvir Shorey in key roles.
Aaja Nachle is Madhuri’s first film after a gap of seven years. She was the most adored actress of the Indian cinema when she stopped taking new work after her marriage.
Mumbai: The Bollywood diva, Madhuri Dixit has returned to big silver screen with “Aaja Nachle” after a gap of six years. The movie hits Indian cinemas today (November 30).
In an interview with Madhuri, why she chose Aaja Nachle as her comeback film, she said, “the script”. She quitted Bollywood six years ago to get married- now lives in the US - says she can identify with the character she’s playing.
Chandigarh, Dec 2: A day after banning the screening of Madhuri Dixit’s come back film ‘Aaja Nachle’, the Punjab Government today lifted the bar.
The Uttar Pradesh Government, yesterday, lifted the ban after an apology from film producer Yash Chopra and chopping of lines from the title song, which certain section of Dalits felt was derogatory.
Central Board of Film Certification chairperson Sharmila Tagore also rendered an apology for giving a nod to the title track of the film with lines “Mohale mein kaisi maara-mar hai, bole mochi bhi khud ko sunar hai” that offended the Dalits
The Haryana Government has also banned the screening of the film in the state.
Aaja Nachle has really given a flashing comeback to Madhuri Dixit. Dixit has really played dynamic role in the film, which is scripted by Jaideep Sahni. The story opens as a dancer, Diya (played by Madhuri Dixit) returns to a small conservative town years after she eloped with her American husband, married and settled down in the US. She comes back to her dusty desi domain with the cynical little daughter who keeps wondering she can go home.
Mumbai: “Aaja Nachle” has invited lots of talks on Madhuri Dixit. There is a lot of talk on Madhuri’s next movie.
Madhuri said, “I haven’t signed anything new. I haven’t planned any new project as yet. And it isn’t because I want to see how my so-called comeback is accepted.”
“The box office outcome of Aaja Nachle has nothing to do with my future in films. I’ll sign another film if I like it,” she said.
Madhuri Dixit’s comeback film Aaja Nachle has earned lots of compliments.
In an interview, Madhuri talked about her comeback experience.
Why has it taken you so long to return to the movies?
“Because of my kids. I was having fun with them. Like every woman, I’ve wanted to see them grow up.”
So what attracted you to restart with Aa Nachle?
The much talked-about world tour ‘The Unforgettable Show’ with the Bachchans is becoming more glamorous day-by-day. This is not only because of Bachchans but more so because of the continuous entry and exit of other Bollywood celebrities.
Now, the dhak-dhak girl Madhuri and chotte nawab Saif Ali Khan are roped in for the ‘The Unforgettable Show’ to join Big B, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai at different venues across Britain and the US.
Winning a Padma Shri award would surely be a dream for many, but it is not that worthy for Bollywood’s ‘Dhak Dhak’ girl Madhuri Dixit, who received the prestigious award for her valuable contribution to Indian cinema.
The queen of million hearts said that she loves children, not awards.
She also said that she never aimed for awards but she only wanted to have kids, and that too, a dozen of them.
Neither Madhuri, nor her loving hubby Dr. Nene is very excited for the Padma Shri.
Ace Bollywood beauty Madhuri Dixit said that she has no plans to act in movies as of now.
A media report said that filmmaker Yash Chopra wanted Madhuri to work in his upcoming venture.
But a representative from the banner claimed that the reports were baseless.
“There is not an iota of truth of these reports,” the spokesperson said.
Madhuri's business manager Rakeshnath alias Rikku also told that the actress will be returning to the US within a week's time and is not planning to act in any more films.
Today, the queen of Bollywood Madhuri Dixit Nene has turned 41.
The most talented actress has won million hearts with her sweet smile and tinkling laughter.
From Abodh to Aaja Nachle, the dhak dhak girl has charmed everyone with her brilliant performances, which, in turn, established herself as one of the most respected and well-known female actors in Bollywood.
After delivering such hits like Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, Beta, Dil, Saajan, Khalnayak, Dil To Pagal Hai, Aum Apke Hai Kaun and Devdas, Madhuri earned the title of 'female Amitabh Bachchan' of Bollywood.
Bollywood beauty Madhuri Dixit has been roped in for an upcoming comedy film ’36-24-36,’ which is going to be directed by Meghna Gulzar.
Meghna Gulzar confirmed this by saying, “Yes, it’s true that we are in talks with Madhuri to play the protagonist in a comedy film. But it's too early to discuss anything right now.”
“She’ll be fabulous for the role as it's something we have never seen her do before. We’re waiting to work out the dates,” she added.
The dhak-dhak girl has never done such role before.
According to the reports, Madhuri accepted the offer to do the film.
As the name suggests, the film ‘36-24-36’ is about weight loss and measurements.
According to Madhuri Dixit, popularly known as the Dhak-Dhak girl, the 'Unforgettable' tour has given her an opportunity to perform and enjoy with Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek on the same stage.
Madhuri, who is also a part of Bachchans ‘Unforgettable’ tour describes the tour as a truly "unforgettable experience".
1950 - Tajdar Amrohi (born May 15) is a Bollywood Actor for films like - Razia Sultan, etc.
1967 – Madhuri Dixit (born Madhuri Shankar Dixit on May 15, 1967) is an Indian Bollywood actress. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, she dominated Hindi cinema as a leading actress and an accomplished dancer. Appearing in numerous commercial successes and delivering a myriad of critically-acclaimed performances, Dixit has established herself as one of the most respected and prominent female actors in Bollywood. In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, by the Government of India.
Ranchi, May 15: A die-hard fan of the Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit's has celebrated his idol's 42nd birthday in a special way.
Ranchi-based Pappu Sardar has been celebrating Dixit's birthday since 1996. His dedication to the star has no limits
He installed Madhuri's idol to perform ''Aarti'' with incense sticks. He even placed a plate of sweets as divine offering to her.
Earlier, his neighbours used to consider him crazy, but now they eagerly wait for the annual event, and wholeheartedly join in the revelries.
The most talented and brilliant actress Madhuri Dixit Nene, who has won million hearts with her cute smile and tinkling laughter, has turned 42.
From ‘Abodh’ to ‘Aaja Nachle’, Bollywood’s dhak dhak girl has captivated every person with her superb performances, which, in turn, launched herself as one of the most respected and renowned female actors in the Hindi film industry.
The reigning queen of Bollywood becomes the 'female Amitabh Bachchan' of Bollywood after delivering such mega hits including Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, Beta, Dil, Saajan, Khalnayak, Dil To Pagal Hai, Hum Apke Hai Kaun and Devdas.
Madhuri Dixit turned a year older and planning a quiet birthday along with her kids in the US.
The lady is quite domesticated now and there won’t be any big party for the former Bollywood diva today. In fact she plans to accompany her elder son Arin for a school visit to a museum.
But her hubby won't be around and she’s said she will miss her husband who generally surprises her with gifts on birthdays.
Dr. Sriram Madhav Nene, a busy cardiovascular surgeon is a caring hubby, but Mads is expecting some surprises from him.
The big news doing the rounds is that a TV channel is trying to rope in Bollywood's top dancing divas Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai to judge a reality dance show.
Insiders add that the two beautiful ladies of Indian cinema have more or less given their approval to the offer and if their dates work out, this might just come true.
Madhuri has been coming on and off to Mumbai for work. It is believed that she may take up this offer.
New Delhi, Nov 20 - Asian-American filmmaker Krishna Shah is set to make a biopic on Indira Gandhi and has roped in Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit to play the role of India's first and only woman prime minister.
Titled "Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story", the film was announced on the late prime minister's 92nd birth anniversary Thursday. The pre-production of the film has already been done. It will go on floors in mid 2010 and be shot in India, Britain, US and Russia.
Mumbai, Nov 21 - At the moment, Madhuri Dixit is more bothered about her son's upset tummy than playing Indira Gandhi. While the actress says the former prime minister is her idol, she maintains that she hasn't yet given her consent to filmmaker Krishna Shah for the biopic.
Madhuri Dixit, the evergreen and once sought after Bollywood actress is presently pretty upset. She wishes to re-connect with her fans via social media network, but can’t. She is finding complexity to confirm her actual identity in the very popular social networking site, ‘Twitter’.
Recently, the ‘Twitter’ bug has caught up with the B-town biggies. There are so many counterfeit accounts in her name that the fans are having a tough time to track the authentic Madhuri and chat with her.
Madhuri Dixit used to be the reigning queen of Bollywood when she suddenly got married and went off to USA. Recently, she tried to make a comeback into the film industry with her movie Aaja Nachle (2007) but the film bombed at the box office. Recent reports suggest that Madhuri is all set to make her debut in the small screen. Madhuri might become the judge for the next season of ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’. The actress has been approached by the makers of the show to be on the judging panel.
Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit has been an eye candy of millions of fans all over India as well as overseas but there was hardly anyone, who could impress the `dhak dhak' girl with his charms. She has ruled the industry with her killing smile and dance beats.
The 43-year-old actress left Bollywood in 2002 following her marriage to the US based doctor Shriram Madhav Nene. Since then, the dancing queen made her appearance in the movies just once with Aditya Chopra's Aaja Nachle in 2007.
New Delhi, Nov 27 - Her last outing "Aaja Nachle" may have failed and she may be based in the US, but that's not stopping Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit from being part of the evolving entertainment industry in India. Still flaunting flawless skin and an evergreen smile, she says she has no regrets over any film.
The 43-year-old is back in business with what she is best at - dance. She will be judging Sony TV's reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa", and says the failure of "Aaja Nachle" in 2007 didn't deject her one bit.
Perhaps Madhuri Dixit is one star who will always be hot property in Bollywood. This star has enthralled audiences in the 80's and 90's with her great jhatkas and matkas with such power strokes that even till this day and date there are thousands of dancers who try to copy her moves in their dance performances.
However, there are many that can replicate her but no one can duplicate her!
The `dhak dhak' girl of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit is back to India and millions of fans are waiting to see her on the big screen once again. Madhuri Dixit rocked the Bollywood with Anil Kapoor with her `Mohini' act in Tezaab in 1988 and since then they became one of the hottest on-screen couples of 80s.
Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan has millions of ladies falling for him and many young actresses still look forward to romance him in a movie. But SRK is still stuck to the dhak dhak girl Madhuri Dixit Nene with whom he acted in the films like Anjaam, Koyla, Dil To Pagal Hai, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam and Devdas.
New Delhi, Dec 25 - It's not just Shah Rukh Khan who wants to team up once again with dancing diva Madhuri Dixit. Evergreen actor Anil Kapoor, who has given hits like "Tezaab" and "Ram Lakhan" with the actress, is also looking forward to repeating the feat.
"I am hopeful we can work again together. If there is a script, then definitely, yes," Anil, 51, told IANS.
The duo has also starred in movies like "Parinda", "Kishen Kanhaiya", "Beta", "Rajkumar" and "Pukar". (IANS)
'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4' is having a Madhuri tribute this week and the participants are all geared up to give their best shot by performing on hit numbers from Madhuri's films.
Mumbai, Jan 19 - Contrary to rumours, Madhuri Dixit has no hang-ups about playing mother on screen. The Bollywood beauty, who is reported to have refused to play Sonam Kapoor's mom in a movie, says she is ready to essay any role as long as the script fascinates her.
"I don't feel weird about playing a mother on screen. I am a mother after all!" Madhuri told IANS, breaking into her trademark laugh and flashing that famous smile.
Madhuri Dixit, the heartbeat of millions has become the ambassador for Sanjeev Kapoor’s upcoming food channel, interestingly named, 'Food Food'. Madhuri will get to enhance the face value of the channel and one can expect her to be seen in its promotion over other channels now, apart from being a part of the 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' judging team!
Madhuri was asked if she would cook for any of the three Bollywood Khans, and if yes, what! She candidly replied that she would like to cook something for Shah Rukh Khan as not only is he sweet as a candy, but also knows how to call a badly cooked dish to be great!
'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4' this week had the Madhuri Dixit theme focused for the participants to perform on, which they managed to do with the greatest enthusiasm.
However, there were the special moments in the episode that made it that extra bit of sensationalized moments which stole and melted all hearts.
Thus, if the contestants were busy trying to outdo each other with their perfect performances, there also was the moment of tears when Madhuri’s husband Dr. Shreeram Nene and her two sons spoke over the speaker system and told her how special the show was for them.
Only few more hours to go before the fight for the beautiful black lady will be on in full throttle but something more is going to attract the audience this time at the 56th Filmfare Awards night. After almost a decade Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit will be teaming up for the audience. This time, however, it won't be for the big screen but for the live audience present at the Filmfare Awards.
New Delhi, Feb 8 - If Madhuri Dixit were to throw a party at home, which three Bollywood stars would she choose to invite?
"Well, I guess I'll choose all the Bollywood heroes," said a laughing Madhuri, answering a question from celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor at the launch of his Food Food channel in Hotel Imperial Monday night.
"First, I'll of course choose Shah Rukh Khan," said Madhuri, "because he always praises whatever I do."
New Delhi, Feb 13 - She has mesmerised millions of Indians with her screen performances, but Madhuri Dixit's US-brought up kids realised their mother was a big Bollywood star only when they visited the sets of a dance reality show recently.
"They didn't know, but they are kind of realising now when they visited the sets of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' and saw everybody praising me and talking about me. They ask like, 'Oh, so you are a big star in India'," Madhuri told IANS in an interview.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : You can't be in showbiz and not be visible - but that doesn't apply to Madhuri Dixit. If she ruled the box office in her prime, the soaring TRPs of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" now prove she is equally saleable when she is a mother of two and spends much of her time being a homemaker in the US.
"We had been trying to get Madhuri as a judge for the past two seasons. She has been known as a dancing diva and who better could we have got for a show which is all about perfect dancing," Ajay Bhalwankar, programming head, Sony, told IANS.
New Delhi, May 24 : Oh how women used to scramble for the latest Bollywood clothes, be it that blue sari Madhuri Dixit wore in "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun" or the short kurti with patiala salwaar donned by Rani Mukerji in "Bunty Aur Babli". But the influence of Hindi film industry fashion is waning, say designers.
Some put the blame for it on the extensive exposure to international fashion, thanks to TV, fashion magazines and the internet, and others on the fading aura of Bollywood stars.
Mumbai, June 11 : M. F. Husain was always full of excitement and ever on the move, reminisces Madhuri Dixit, the celebrated painter's first Bollywood muse with whom he had planned an ambitious project on Indian cinema. The diva, who had spoken to Husain over a month ago, says he would become sad about not being able to return to India.
New Delhi, Sep 21 - Dancing diva Madhuri Dixit has confirmed that she will be back in Mumbai with her family for good in mid-October.
The actress, who shifted base to Denver in the US after marrying Shriram Nene, a cardiovascular surgeon 12 years ago, is relocating to India, and looking forward to it.
"Excited! Should be back in Mumbai by middle of October!" Madhuri posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Madhuri Dixit with husband Shriram Nene at the grand celebration of Genelia D Souza and Riteish Deshmukh's wedding receptionSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 14:15.
New Delhi, Feb 14 - Popular dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa", which aired on entertainment channel Sony since 2006, has now been acquired by Colors, which has already signed up dancing diva Madhuri Dixit as one of the judges for the upcoming season of the celebrity-based show.
The show, inspired by international show "Dancing With The Stars", saw Madhuri on the judges' panel in its fourth season too. But that time, she was busy travelling between India and the US, where her family - her husband, and two kids - was then settled.
Mumbai, Dec 29 : Madhuri Dixit is having a blast on a family holiday abroad. The actress experienced a "different world" when she went snorkeling.
"Snorkeling is great fun... great to see corals and fish... a different world," Madhuri tweeted.
She is on a holiday with husband Sriram Nene and her two children - Arin and Ryan.
Without revealing her location, she had earlier written: "Enjoying some holiday time abroad. Weather is amazing... Nice and sunny, ideal sea side weather; great to be with family. The sea does have a very calming effect on me."(IANS)
Mumbai, Feb 26 : Madhuri Dixit has launched an online dance academy and the actress says it is her way to get closer to her fans who have always loved her dance.
"The first step was when I made my website and second was when we created the apps. This is my way to get closer to my fans. I wanted to do something for my fans who have always loved me. I wanted to do something for them," the 45-year-old said here at the launch.
The website is called dancewithmadhuridexit. com and Madhuri wants to teach her fans all sorts of dance styles through the site.
Mumbai, March 16 : Actress Madhuri Dixit, who has been busy working on "Dedh Ishqiya", is at peace after watching the movie's rushes.
"Another day on the set of 'Dedh Ishqiya'. Saw the rushes and they look great," tweeted Madhuri, who has been filming for the movie in and around Lucknow.
The film, directed by Abhishek Chaubey, is a sequel to the commercially successful "Ishqiya".(IANS)
Mumbai, March 21 : Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit took to Twitter to congratulate Birju Maharaj for winning a National Award this year.
"Congratulations to Pandit Birju Maharaj-ji for winning the National award. Overjoyed," tweeted Madhuri, who will train under the renowned choreographer for "Dedh Ishqiya".
He had earlier taught the actress, a trained Kathak dancer, steps for the song "Kaahe chhed mohe" from the film "Devdas".
Birju Maharaj won the National Award for best choreography for Kamal Haasan's multilingual spy-thriller "Vishwaroopam".(IANS)
Actress Madhuri Dixit, who will soon be seen playing the lead role in "Gulaab Gang", has shot an action sequence for the upcoming film.
The movie is partly inspired by social activist Sampat Pal and the work she and her 'Gulabi Gang' do for women's welfare.
"Had great fun shooting action sequence for 'Gulaab Gang' yesterday. Tiring, but completely challenging and exciting," Madhuri posted on Twitter.
She even said it is currently the most exciting activity for herself.
Mumbai, April 10 : Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha managed to convince actress Madhuri Dixit and her mother to sing a song in his upcoming film "Gulab Gang". He says the song has turned out very well.
"When we approached Madhuri to sing a song in the film, she happily agreed to do so. When she came for the recording, she came with her mom and we discovered her mom is a very good singer. So we asked her mom if she could sing a song. Eventually, we got both Madhuri and her mom to sing a song in the film," Sinha told IANS.
He is happy with the outcome.
New Delhi, April 22 : Madhuri Dixit has finished the action-packed shooting of Anubhav Sinha's "Gulaab Gang".
"It's a wrap! Pack up on the set of 'Gulaab Gang'! Shooting is done. Can't believe it," she tweeted Monday.
Madhuri, Bollywood's dancing diva, is said to have enjoyed filming the action scenes for the movie, which is said to be inspired by the Gulabi Gang, a real gang of girls headed by social activist Sampat Pal, which raises its voice against atrocities on women.
"Gulaab Gang", directed by Soumik Sen, also features Huma Qureshi and Juhi Chawla.(IANS)
Mumbai, April 23 : Once she was a big fan of Madhuri Dixit and now Huma Qureshi is her co-star in "Dedh Ishqiya" and her happiness knows no bounds.
Known for her bold role in "Gangs of Wasseypur", Huma praised her co-star. "Madhuri is so beautiful. I never thought I will be part of 'Dedh Ishqiya'."
"It's a pleasure to be part of such an ensemble cast. I am very excited to work with Madhuri," the actress told IANS.
Director Abhishek Chaubey and "Dedh Ishqiya" team is currently shooting at Mira Road here.
Mumbai, April 23 : Madhuri Dixit is an ideal combination of a good actress and dancer, says Richa Chadda and adds that the Bollywood diva is like a "mirchi".
"Madhuri Dixit is like a 'mirchi'. She can dance and act equally well. So she is very fit to be an actress," said Richa, who made her acting debut in 2008 with Dibakar Baneerjee's "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!"
But Richa grabbed attention after her work in "Gangs Of Wasseypur".
She will next be seen in Farhan Akhtar's home production "Fukrey" and guarantees that it will entertain moviegoers.
Mumbai, May 1 : Actress Juhi Chawla, who is sharing the screen space with her once arch rival Madhuri Dixit for the first time in "Gulaab Gang", calls the "dhak dhak" girl her "one of the best co-stars" so far.
Loosely based on Uttar-Pradesh based Sampat Pal's "Gulabi Gang", which works for the women's betterment, "Gulaab Gang" features Madhuri in the main lead, and Juhi in a negative role.
"I enjoyed working in 'Gulaab Gang' because I was working with Madhuri in the film. First time we shot the scenes with each other," Juhi said here Tuesday at the wrap-up party of the film.
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