Madhuri Dixit says not here to compete with newcomers

"I don't have anything to prove to anyone at this point,” Madhuri said.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Published:June 3, 2014 6:15 pm
"I don't have anything to prove to anyone at this point,” Madhuri said. “I don’t have anything to prove to anyone at this point,” Madhuri said.

Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit says both her recent films ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ and ‘Gulab Gang’ may not have been money-spinners at the box-office but her job is to give her best and not compete with newcomers.

Madhuri, 47, made a come back in Bollywood with Vishal Bharadwaj’s home production ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ alongside Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi and followed it up with Shoumik Sen’s ‘Gulab Gang’ with actress Juhi Chawla.

‘Dedh Ishqiya’, a sequel to ‘Ishqiya’, released in January this year and got an average response. ‘Gulaab Gang’ centered on struggle of women in the country.

“In these two films, both the characters were completely opposite of each other. Whatever I do, I do it with passion, give my best. Finally it is fate or whatever you call it how it (film) does. I think both the films did fairly well.. I don’t think they were big disappointments,” Madhuri told PTI in an interview.

Madhuri sets the record straight that she is not in the industry to compete with anyone and her only focus is to do good work.

“I don’t have anything to prove to anyone at this point. I want to do good roles and be happy about it. I am not here to compete with newcomers. I am here to do my job and do it with the best of my ability,” Madhuri said.

But post these two films, it seems there is nothing happening on acting front for Madhuri.

When asked whats happening on movie front, she says, she’s busy with dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ which she is judging on small screen.

The actress has been around in the film industry since quite some time but she feels things have changed.

“Appearance today is important, audience is unforgiving but that doesn’t mean acting is not important. Those who have both the qualities do very well,” Madhuri said.

The newer crop of actors call themselves a huge fan of Madhuri and have express their desire to romance her on screen.

To which she says, “I feel flattered. I take such things as a compliment. It is great to know that you are looked upon as idol and people like your work.”

Ask her if she would be comfortable romancing young actors if offers come up, she says, “I don’t know. It depends on what the script is I can’t say I am ok or not ok.”

At a time when lots of actors are getting into production Madhuri isn’t thinking about it.

“I don’t know these thoughts are far from my mind. I am busy with ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ as we are starting it now.. I am excited about it,” she added.

Madhuri will be seen judging the seventh season of ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ alongwith filmmaker Karan Johar and choreographer-director Remo D’Souza. The show will go on air from June 7 on Colors channel.

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    Balakrishnan Gurumurti
    Jun 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm
    FINE MADHURI, LIFE IS A THRILL IF YOU CAN MAKE IT, IF YOU FAIL, SOMETHING ELSE EDGE ON YOU YET ADVENTURE IS AN ADVENTURE, AS TO DAY VALUES ARE NOT SAME SOME DECADES AGO, GO AHEAD!
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    Shakina Parker
    Jun 6, 2014 at 11:03 pm
    Why not madhuriji you can always try doing film with young actors b couse if good role everything would be good I wish you all the best with your next film .
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    Smukada
    Jun 8, 2014 at 10:31 am
    Yes, you absolutely can't compete with the longer lot,but you also could not prove yourself when you worked with your contemporary JUHI CHAWLA. She won all the awards and accolades for her work in Gulab Gang. Your stereotype acting was not appreciated by anyone. Not a single critic said good things about your acting skills. You can now only judge reality shows and make money from advers.
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