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- 11/14/15--22:57: Deepika-PeeCee in Pinga or Madhuri-Aishwarya in Dola re dola?
- 11/20/15--08:58: I gravitate towards roles of stronger women: Madhuri
- 11/20/15--11:32: Pakistani Oscar winner's 'fan moment' with Madhuri Dixit
- 11/28/15--22:18: Airport Spotting : Madhuri, Kareena, Shabana & more!
- 11/29/15--22:37: Spotted: Madhuri, John, Bipasha & others!
- 12/05/15--21:43: Madhuri, Anurag & Richa attend the Marrakech Film Festival!
- 12/05/15--22:20: Marrakech goes gaga over Madhuri!
- 12/17/15--14:46: Sonam, Madhuri and Rekha Catch a Screening of Bajirao Mastani
- 12/17/15--21:52: Flashback Fridays: What was Rishi Kapoor's biggest disadvantage?
- 12/18/15--21:00: Airport Spotting: Madhuri, Dharmendra, Raveena and Others!
- 12/18/15--21:42: Madhuri Performs in Lucknow!
- 12/30/15--10:41: The 'Madhuri Dixit' Angle to be Skipped From Sanjay Dutt's Biopic!
- 01/15/16--08:55: Madhuri Dixit and Hubby Sriram Nene Attend Filmfare Awards 2016
- 02/01/16--11:47: Madhuri Makes Hearts Go 'Dhak Dhak' on Comedy Nights Live
- 02/14/16--22:42: Madhuri's V-Day beach get away with Hubby and kids!
The last week was one with both happy and some not so happy moments for your favourite B-Town stars! With a few big films about to release, there were a number of promotional events taking place and add to that a few interesting (to say the least) blind items with a star's delayed honeymoon thrown in and we have last week mapped out! Read on to know the Top 10 news items from last week!
Shahid and Mira who got married earlier this year have finally gotten the time out of their busy schedules to go on their honeymoon and though the location remains a secret, Shahid has made sure to tease all of his fans with some sneakpeeks into their oceanic adventure!
This actor son of a famous filmmaker had a bit of an incident when he mistook a couple of drag queens to be curvy beauties and tried to take them up his hotelroom which led to a scene and a couple of charges being pressed against him and with his then girlfriend, a famous star, allegedly leaving him for this reason as well! To know more, read on!
At a recent event, Deepika Padukone confessed to being a cleanliness freak so much so that she claims to have even cleaned public toilets! To know more about Deepika's OCD habits, check out the post!
The Bachchan bahu seems to be very particular about celebrating the festival of karwa chauth, so much so that she even kept a fast while she was away in London shooting for 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'. But it seems like her efforts were reciprocated by hubby Abhishek Bachchan who flew in specially to break his wife's fast! Lovely, isnt it?
Kareena Kapoor stunned one and all when she turned up looking absolutely beautiful in a sunny yellow floor length suit at a jewelry launch event in Abu Dhabi! To know more about who designed Bebo's ethnic look, check out the post!
Salman Khan had recently spoken about how he thought Sonam had done a better job in 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' than what Madhuri had done in the 90s classic 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun'. However he backtracked later and said that he had only made such statements because he was promoting PRDP and that Madhuri would understand...well what do you think about Salman's statements?
All does not seem to be well in the Chopras' household. Recently Aditya Chopra's mother, Pamela Chopra, was spotted dining with his ex-wife but what caught the attention of those around the two was the fact that they seemed to be having an intense discussion about a property dispute of some kind. To know more, check out the post!
Bipasha Basu finally spoke out on the 'leaked' video of her with rumoured beau Karan Singh Grover and revealed that in fact the video was a planned one and not 'leaked' at all! Bipasha stated that the two of them had shot for a work out video which was then posted but some people with 'filthy' minds had taken it to be something else!
Salman Khan finally broke his silence over the rumoured tiff with friend Aamir Khan but did so in his own unique style. Salman, when asked about his 'fight' with Aamir, stated that was Aamir the kind to ever have a rift with anyone? To know more about this rumoured fight between Salman and Aamir, read the post!
Two leading ladies are warring with each other and a number of statements being made by one seem to be completely false...who could these ladies be?
Madhuri Dixit Nene, Kajol and Vidya Balan were spotted by the shutterbugs at two different airports yesterday.
While Madhuri and Kajol were spotted at the Mumbai airport, Vidya was snapped as she arrived at the Kolkata airport. Vidya was in the city of joy to attend the inauguration of the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival.
Madhuri looked pretty in a printed shirt paired with a white blazer and blue jeans while Kajol was seen in a white shirt and blue jeans combo. Vidya, on the other hand, was seen wearing a traditional salwar kameez.
Also spotted at the Mumbai airport was the music composer duo of Vishal-Sekhar.
The much awaited song from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani' is finally out and it has all the grandeur associated with SLB's movies and songs. However what caught our eye was just how similar this song was in terms of picturization and even choreography to the epic song 'Dola re dola' from SLB's earlier superhit 'Devdas'.
While 'Dola re dola' featured Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai shaking a leg in Bengali traditional wear, 'Pinga' features Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra dancing in Marathi traditional wear. The two songs have many a moments which remind one of the other with the huge grand sets, the two lead actresses engaged in a friendly dance off with a number of background dancers -
We love both the songs but what about you? Do you like Madhuri and Aishwarya's 'Dola Re Dola' or Deepika and Priyanka's 'Pinga'? Do let us know!
— pinkvilla (@pinkvilla) November 15, 2015
She has done a variety of roles in her over three decades of association with the Hindi filmdom. But the charming and ever-graceful Madhuri Dixit says she has a natural inclination for roles that portray women as a stronger being.
An active spokesperson for women's rights and for girl child's empowerment, Madhuri said she was born in a family with three daughters and one son.
"I grew up in a family of equals," she said at the 'Women of the World' summit here on Friday.
Just as she voices her concerns for women-related issues off screen, she even takes that voice forward through her roles in films. Her comeback roles, 'Gulaab Gang' and 'Dedh Ishqiya' saw her do that.
Madhuri said she has always tried to balance her roles - but she could only choose her characters after she achieved a certain popularity.
"When you begin your career, you have to do what comes your way. You have to prove yourself as people don't know your abilities. Once you reach there, where people are confident about your talent, then you can choose your roles.
"And that's exactly what I have done."
Stressing that since she comes from a family "where women are strong, that's why I gravitate towards roles of women who are stronger".
"I like roles where the woman has a good role to show the varied emotions in a woman's life, whether fiery or understated. I think that's the strength of a woman."
Madhuri also explained that "it was this reason why that for a 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun', I had 'Mrityudand'; for a 'Dil To Pagal Hai', a 'Pukaar'; and for a 'Tezaab', 'Parinda' and 'Prahaar'."
Pakistan's first Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who is once again in the run for an Academy award, had a "fan moment" when she met Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit here on Friday.
"Fan moment with @MadhuriDixit at @WomenintheWorld #delhi #witw," the filmmaker, who won the Oscar for her documentary 'Saving Face' in 2011, shared on Twitter.
She also posted an image in which she's seen posing with Bollywood's 'Dhak-dhak' girl.
Responding to the tweet, Madhuri wrote: "@sharmeenochinoy @WomenintheWorld It was a pleasure meeting you too! Wish you luck for the Oscar nomination."
They were both in the capital for the Women in the World summit, founded by internationally known journalist and author Tina Brown.
At the summit, Madhuri spoke about her life as an actress and humanitarian; while Obaid Chinoy was part of the event as moderator of a segment where two inspiring mothers shared stories of how they rose above personal catastrophe and forged a bond of reconciliation and peace.
The Pakistani filmmaker's next chance at an Oscar is courtesy 'A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness', her new documentary that tells the story of an 18-year-old woman who survives an attempted honour killing.
The film is a semi-finalist in the 'Best Documentary - Short Subject' category.
Shilpa Shetty attended the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) event in Goa yesterday where the actress, who has recently released a book on healthy diet, spoke about why one should Indian food and not ape the Western countries with regard to food habits.
The actress was accompanied by her husband, businessman Raj Kundra, to the event and also met up with fellow actors like Madhuri Dixit, Fawad Khan and Rana Daggubati.
Shilpa and Raj posted a number of pictures of the two enjoying their time in Goa including a rather funny picture of Shilpa posing next to a large trumpet and Raj joking about how she was always blowing her own trumpet with Shilpa replying to hubby dearest in jest as well!
There she goes again blowing her own trumpet haha @YPO event in Goa.
What's the use of a trumpet u can't blow @TheRajKundra ..ha ha ha hope I'm playing it in tune though
The shutterbugs had a field day yesterday at the Mumbai airport. A number of Bollywood biggies like Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor and Shabana Azmi were spotted at the airport yesterday.
While Madhuri was travelling to Goa with her husband Sriram Nene in order to attend an event organized by the Young Presidents' Organization, Kareena was seen travelling solo and look extremely stylish in a printed grey shirt paired with denims.
Also spotted at the airport were stars like Zarine Khan and S. Sreesanth.
A number of Bollywood celebrities were spotted at the Mumbai airport yesterday.
While Madhuri Dixit was snapped with her husband Sriram Nene as the two returned to to Mumbai from Goa where they were attending an event organized by the Young Presidents' Organization, Bipasha was snapped looking chic in an all black ensemble as she returned to Mumbai from Delhi where she had been cheering on a half marathon. Also spotted was the very handsome John Abraham who obliged a few fans with photographs before making his way ahead.
Other celebrities spotted at the airport by the awaiting shutterbugs included Dino Morea, Shriya Saran, Prateik Babbar, Aftab Shivdasani, Diane Penty, Karan Singh Grover and Elli Avram.
Morocco was in for a treat when Bollywood stars like Madhuri Dixit, Anurag Kashyap and Richa Chadha attended the very famous Marrakech Film Festival last night.
While Richa attended the festival in her capacity as part of the jury, Madhuri was presented with an award at the ceremony. Richa looked stunning in a white full length gown while Madhuri decided to go the traditional way in a rich saree. Anurag, on the other hand, looked dapper in a classic suit and was seen rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars like Bill Murray and 'Bond girls' Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton and also French film director Bertrand Bonello.
Both Madhuri and Anurag posted a number of photos with Anurag even posting videos of the hysteria surrounding Madhuri's visit to the festival!
Madhuri Dixit attended the Marrakech Film Festival last night and the crowd gathered there went completely gaga over the talented diva!
Director Anurag Kashyap who was also present at the festival posted a few videos on his social media account showing just how loved Madhuri is in that part of the world! The videos show the sea of people gathered at the event cheering for Madhuri as she makes her way down the red carpet and clapping and dancing with her when she performed a few steps from her hit song 'Ghagra' from the film 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'.
Anurag also wrote about how Madhuri's presence had commanded a much bigger crowd than even any Hollywood star could do in Marrakech! You can check out these awesome videos right here -
Madhuri Dixit is seen here during the launch of her new and interactive Dance Studio, in partnership with a popular satellite television provider. Madhuri mentioned that she is excited that her dance sessions would reach many households and eager learners. She said, "It has been our endeavour to spread the joy of dance for which, we put in a lot of effort to select the best choreographers, who help us create content that teaches how to dance in the most systematic, authentic and convenient way possible."
Not only Madhuri but meastros such as Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saroj Khan, Remo D’Souza, Terence Lewis, and many more, will now be accessible to everybody who want to learn how to dance.
Well, many congratulations to Madhuri on this one. Her husband Dr Sriram Nene was also present at the launch and mentioned that he was thrilled with the new developments.
Sonam Kapoor attended the screening of Bajirao Mastani in Mumbai today. The actress, who debuted in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Saawariya opposite Ranbir Kapoor, is seen hugging her mentor, SLB.
Madhuri Dixit, who has worked with SLB in Devdas, also came for the screening. The actress had recently commented that there should be no comparison between the Pinga number and her iconic number Dola Re. The lovely actress was all praises for the film and said that she loved it.
Also seen here were Rekha and Shilpa Shetty, who congratulated the team on the great effort.
Rishi Kapoor debuted in his father's 1970 film, Mera Naam Joker, where he played an adolescent. He had his first lead role opposite Dimple Kapadia in the1973 release Bobby, which was a huge hit. Not many know that the film was not made to launch him as an actor which Kapoor had revealed few years back. In an interview he once said, ‘There was a misconception that the film was made to launch me as an actor. The film was actually made to pay the debts of Mera Naam Joker. Dad wanted to make a love story and he did not have money to cast Rajesh Khanna in the film’. Since then, between 1973 and 1998, Kapoor played leading roles as the romantic hero in about 125 films, of which about 40 were multi-hero projects. And for the very first time the candid and frank actor reveals about the major drawbacks he faced while playing a romantic hero.
'I was at a big disadvantage, it was difficult for me to survive!'
I had many highs and lows. I started off with a bang with Bobby but then I reached a sort of plateau. My films didn’t do well but I immediately buckled myself and got into a situation where I worked really very hard. After after couple of fairly successful films like Rafoo Chakkar and Khel Khel Mein, I saw a huge success in Laila Majnu which had Ranjeeta opposite me. With this film I proved that I was not just flash in a pan, I had come to stay. Then I worked with several good directors did some good films of which quite a few were commercially successful.
I have no resentment when I look back at my career of 25 years with over 120 films as a lead actor. It's quite an achievement. Mind you, it was not a cakewalk for me as I was standing against the likes of all the action heroes. I came into the industry in the action period and not in the romantic period. I was the only romantic hero at my time who was pitted against all the action heroes. It was very difficult for me to survive. But I survived. I worked very hard for it. Whenever I hit a low patch I worked even harder trying to make the best of what was available.
Those days, there was a kind of ritual of having three heroes in a film where I played a romantic hero, and whenever I did these kind of films, it was like running a relay race where the other two heroes had an advantage of being 50 metres ahead of me because the script was such and action was the call point. I was at a disadvantage of those 50 metres because romantic heroes did not have much to do in those films. But then, too, whatever I could do for my part I contributed. I was helpless. The call was only action, everybody was doing only action. There was no point of me trying my hands at it because I had the image of a romantic star. I had the disadvantage from script and director point of view. The other two heroes were given the main portions of the film, the juicy part.
I never got equal roles. I wish I was pitted against equal roles and then I would call it a fair competition. It was a very big disadvantage to not have the main lead. I did express this to my directors, but then I knew the call of the day was action films and not romantic. So whenever I did multi-starrers, I was at a disadvantage but I did quite a few of those. In multi star cast films the action hero was always at an advantage because of his image, the script, and they got the better chunk of the film, it was not that they were better actors. I have seen those days but I have no resentment, I don’t hold it back as that was the call of the day.
'Competition is more stiff today'
Those days I was close to everybody, we were like one family. I was friends with Jeetendra, Rakesh Roshan, Prem Chopra...I had great respect for Amitji, Dharamji, Shatruji,Vinod Khanna. We all knew that Amitabh Bachchan was the top hero but there was never any rivalry. We were good friends. Where was the question of rivalry? Rivalry happens when you don’t accept the fact that Amitabh was number one. Undoubtedly, he was very popular and a very good actor as well. We were friends on sets, off sets. We had great camaraderie. We partied a lot, we travelled abroad, there was no animosity between us. We used to meet at each others house for Diwali, Holi and for many other festive occasions. But I don’t see that happening now. I don’t know why, I have no idea? Now I find there is lot of competition not because of the actors but essentially because of the fan base which is really huge.
Today, actors are not doing so many films, leading heroes these days sign just one or two films. Money comes from other sources like advertising which is really big. In our times money was not big and we used to work in four, five, six, eight films at a time, some would even have10 to 15 films in hand. Today one or two films is good enough mainly because actors don’t want to take the risk of their star status. They are very conscious of the product. In our days audiences was very forgiving and innocent. Any actor at one point of time at least had two to three films based on lost and found formula. Today’s audience is very learned and sharp, they are mature and kids are well informed, they won’t settle for anything nonsense. Even the actors today are very conscious of the product, of their bodies, they are hardworking.
'I have worked with most of the top stars in my second innings!'
I have had a great working relationship with all my leading ladies because I was very easy to work with. Believe it or not but in my career I have introduced 22-23 heroines...I have actually lost count. Then, there were quite a few from the South who were launched in Bollywood with me as their hero. In fact, I have worked with most of the top actors and actresses in the current times as well while I am playing the character actor in my second innings. While Shah Rukh Khan started his career with me in Deewana, I have worked with Salman, Akshay, Saif, Katrina, Deepika, Sonam, Parineeti...I have done a film with Ranbir, too.
Rishi’s only resentment
I have had at least one successful film with every heroine, but the only resentment I have is that I couldn’t make a successful film with Madhuri Dixit. I worked with her in three films but all of those bombed at the box office. That is one sore point in my career. But see how life has come full circle. Ranbir worked with Madhuri in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in just one song and that film is the biggest hit of his career! That is the irony of life. If I couldn’t accomplish what I should have my son did it so to speak.
Weighty issues and the Khans had arrived
I remember I had put on lot of weight. I was just wearing pull-overs, going to Kashmir and Switzerland singing and dancing with my heroines in most of my films. Yes, I was making big money but finally I started getting tired and bored. Nothing challenging was coming my way and that is when my wife Neetu suggested that I hang up my boots and give myself a break. Also, I was anxious to direct a film. That is when I voluntarily decided to stop acting for a while and returned my signing amount to the producers.
The Khan boys had arrived and they were doing well. They hit stardom sometime in mid 90s and I realised that my time was up. I had already done about 125 films by then and I got into direction with Aa Ab Laut Chalen with Akshaye Khanna and Aishwarya Rai in the lead. In between, Ajay Devgn offered me a character role in Raju Chacha which was followed by Rahul Rawail’s Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi.People do tell me to direct but I don’t have the time and mentality to do so as my.passion is acting. I am really enjoying this current phase of doing variety of roles with good actors and directors. I have no reason to look back in disdain.
Non-stop innings of 25 years!
I had non-stop innings of 25 years which was not possible in those times, it was very difficult to survive. From 1973 to 1998, I worked as a leading romantic actor! I don’t think at that point of time any actor could achieve this feat, not even Dev Anandji. You had to be either an action hero...but even action heroes have not survived for that long. Today, however, it’s become easier because boys are looking after their bodies, they have huge fan following, there is an overseas market to take care, they take control and charge of their image and they are paid very well.
A number of celebrities were spotted at the airport yesterday including the beautiful diva Madhuri Dixit and Bollywood's He-Man Dharmendra!
While Madhuri, dressed in a pink button down shirt with black pants and a black jacket, and was all smiles as she made her way inside the airport, Dharmendra too seemed to be in a jovial mood. Also spotted at the airport was Raveena Tandon who was last seen on the big screen in Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet. The actress looked chic in a white shirt, dark denims and a black leather jacket.
Among the other celebrities spotted at the airport was singer-actor Sonu Nigam, music composer-singer Salim Merchant and actor Ravi Kishen.
Madhuri Dixit was seen performing at an event organized in Lucknow last night.
The actress looked stunning as she performed on a medley of her hit numbers in front of an adoring crowd. Madhuri wore an embellished purple and yellow lehenga as she gave a fantastic performance on a number of her hit songs.
The actress was last seen on the big screen in Soumik Sen's Gulaab Gang in which she appeared alongside Juhi Chawla.
We know that Ranbir Kapoor is all set to portray Sanjay Dutt in his biopic. Ranbir had mentioned that he will transform himself physically for this one. He had said, "I will be undergoing a physical transformation for it. Will beef up my weight and shall do as guided my director." The movie will be directed by Rajkumar Hirani.
Well, though the filmmaker is keen to include all aspects of Sanju baba's life including his relationships and his marriages, there is one factor that will be missing in the movie. News has it that Sanjay Dutt's affair with Madhuri Dixit will be completely skipped from the biopic. Sanjay and Madhuri had a whirlwind romance which broke off after Sanjay got embroiled in the criminal cases. Well, as Hirani is a close friend of Dutt, he agreed to give this little chapter of his life a miss.
What do you think of that?
Meanwhile the female leads of the movie are yet to be finalised. Though there have been a few names floating around, the makers are yet to announce their leading lady.
The gorgeous Madhuri Dixit is clicked here at the Filmfare Awards 2016. The lovely actress came with her hubby Dr Sriram Nene. She shared the picture on her social networking account and wrote, "Heading to @Filmfare. Cheers!"
Madhuri, who was last seen in the 2014 movie Gulaab Gang currently not working on movies. However, she is actively involved in her dance academy and endorsement projects. Madhuri also was the celebrity judge of a popular TV reality dance show until recently.
Even though Madhuri Dixit has not had a single release in over two years, the vivacious actress still remains one of Bollywood’s most celebrated and popular stars. This became amply clear when she appeared on a recent episode of Comedy Nights Live. Seeing her,those in attendance went into a state of frenzy and nostalgia reigned supreme. As the show progressed, Madhuri struck up a crackling rapport with Bharti and Krishna.
Nana Patekar and Madhuri Dixit - two power house actors of Bollywood, have worked together in many an interesting movie. For all those who loved seeing these two in action, there is some happy news on this front. The buzz is that these two actors might work together in the Hindi remake of Malayalam film Salt N Pepper.