The wait is finally over! The makers of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani have released a brand new song from the film. The song titled, ‘Ghagra’' has Ranbir Kapoor matching steps with Bollywood diva - Madhuri Dixit. The song has been released on the occasion of Madhuri’s birthday. Madhuri returns as ‘Mohini’ in the song.The music of the film has been composed by Pritam and the lyrics are given by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani stars Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin. Directed by Ayan Mukerji, the film is slated to release on the 31st of May this year.
At the sets of forthcoming flick “Dedh Ishqiya”, the duo relived their journey in the bollywood when they were gifted a pack of 101 Silver Screen Stars – a mini encyclopedia by Shemaroo. 101 Silver Screen Stars treasures the journey of 101 stars from the galaxy of Bollywood. This audio-visual treat on the life journeys of 101 popular Hindi film heroes and heroines is not merely a compilation but a well-researched Collector’s Edition with interesting anecdotes; more than 550 song clips and 101 full-length songs.
Madhuri Dixit, the actress expresses herself on the occasion, “Presently, the Celebrations of 100 Years of Indian Cinema are in full swing. All of us have very interesting and distinct memories of the Celluloid world. It is such a sweet gesture on the part of Shemaroo Entertainment to have remembered 101 Superstars of all times who have made these 100 years memorable. I too feel privileged to be a part of these 101 stars and have loved the entire segment devoted to me. It was really wonderful re-living the subtle moments of my life like my love for the B&W CHHAYA GEET during my childhood etc. I wish to congratulate Shemaroo on its completion of 50 Golden years and for bringing out such a wonderful gift to celebrate 2 occasions – its own Golden Jubilee & the Centenary of Indian Cinema.”
The actor, Naseeruddin Shah shares his thoughts, “A wonderful effort and a different approach of paying tribute to Superstardom. A very interesting mix of actors & actresses. Would like to congratulate Shemaroo for this research-intensive product in their 50th Year. It has carved its own niche and managed to cut through the clutter surrounding the 100 years of cinema.”
Ranbir Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit's dance number 'Ghagra' created quite a stir after the promos were released. Ranbir who was on the sets of 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' was seen shaking a leg with Madhuri who is a judge on the dance reality show.
The show will air on June 1st...
“It’s worth a million dollars and doesn’t cost a cent!” That’s how it is when we see super star Madhuri Dixit Nene, and her dazzling smile—the smile that created box office history and launched a thousand brands. Words are just not enough to describe her fan following and admirers. The Madhuri Dixit 1000 watt smile, according to her fan club is magical. It can bring cheer instantly. There’s nothing to debate about this, the truth is that her smile simply mesmerizes you.
The dancing diva is back with the sixth season of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa(Dancing with the stars) along with director- producer Karan Johar and choreographer director, Remo Dsouza. This will be Madhuri's third season of Jhalak. The mother of two growing boys, Madhuri Dixit-Nene looked ravishing in a pair of black trousers and white top, during the launch of the show. The biggest contribution to her admirers and others present was when she performed along with the contestants. Besides Jhalak…, Madhuri has two huge films ready for release-- Gulab Gang and Dedh Ishqyia.
A tete a tete with India’s dancing star Madhuri Dixit Nene:
There has been no dancing star after you in the film industry. Why?
You love me hence you think so. I don't endorse this completely. I guess everybody has their own personality. When you see Priyanka and Katrina and look at them individually, they are also great in their own way. My forte was slightly different from them. People loved me because of my expressions. Also, good acting comes with the right expressions.
In the film industry today, whom do you consider good dancer?
Among men I believe when Hrithik Roshan dances, he looks very good on screen. And amongst the heroines, I like Katrina. I also liked Anushka in Band Baja Baraat and found her a very good dancer.
How will you rate yourself as a dancer?
It’s very tough to rate oneself! Whenever I see myself as a performer, I find some fault or the other. I feel I could have done better than what I did. It is very tough to grade yourself and easier to judge other people.
Your mother is making a debut at the age of eighty?
There was one sequence in the film (Gulab Gang) where the director wanted complete reality. It was not a proper song that I was singing, but there were few instruments playing in the background while I sang the lyrics. I gave a thought to it and agreed to get my mother to accompany me in the song.
Frankly speaking, the creative side in me, it’s thanks to my mother. I got it from her. She has done her Masters in Hindustani Classical Music and also raised four children. I tricked her into this! Called her to the studio and asked her to sing a line. And after that I told her, “Wow mom! You have made your debut at 80.”
Tell us about your time management
I am no different from a normal working lady. I have to manage time as any other working woman. I keep time for my kids when I make a schedule or a time table. It is all about good time management.
Tell us about teaching dance online
I have started this initiative under my production house called dancewithmadhuri.com It has interactive online lessons where I have 21000 students and every week and increasing by five hundred to thousand more students. Right now there are two songs of mine -- Mai ni Mai… from Hum Apke Hai Kaun and Ek Do Teen… from Tezaab. I will add few more songs in future. The site is very interactive, as you can see yourself and upload the video and share it in various public platforms. Your family and friends can also see and rate you. If you have a family wedding and you all are meeting up in one place, and staying different parts of the world, you all can get connected to the site and learn the dance steps for the wedding. This also helps people who are very shy and prefer privacy. They don't want to show it in front of others so they can use this platform and dance for themselves from home.
Dance with Madhuri in JDJ…please explain
In Jhalak… we will show seven dancing moves. One has to learn from that and upload the video on my site dancewithmadhuri.com. I will then see the video and if someone is good in it, he or she will get a reward. The best dancer will get a chance to dance with me. So this time Jhalak… is not with the celebs only, but also for the aam janta too.
What do your kids think of your dancing?
My kids are very innocent and are not affected by publicity. They saw me on television in the Ghagra… song and were “wow mom you are on TV!” Both my kids love to dance, but it is too early to judge anything now. Whether in future they will be in this art form or not, it is up to them.
Dancing with Ranbir Kapoor…
With Ranbir I had a very good time on the set. While shooting he brings a lot of energy on the set and one should have enough energy to extract the best within yourself.
Are you on a diet?
I lost weight. That is to keep fit and healthy all the time. I will be seen in the screen and the cameras add a lot of weight to you. I am in a profession where I have to take care of myself. For dancing you need to be in a good shape. I follow simple rules like a good food habit and the workouts. I have small meals throughout the day and do not eat in large portions. I prefer a balanced diet. In a day I go for an hour’s workout and if I am dancing it’s for an hour. So I mix and match during the week.
Do you think dance is a stress buster?
Indians love to dance. And with my online studio I will be teaching styles from different choreographers and gurus. They all will come there and teach. Our dances Gurus are so talented and you can learn so much from them. My intention is to spread dance everywhere because dance is a stress buster that helps to keep you healthy and fit. My ultimate aim is to incorporate the dance system in your daily working pattern so you don't have to make an effort, it should come to you easily. Indian dance forms like Kathak and Bharatnatyam are great, but complex. I want to project them in a simple way so that everyone can connect.
Any dance form that you would like to accomplish?
I would love to learn the tap dancing. I have not learnt this form of dance, but I just love it. I have tried this form in one of the award functions, but when I see Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire I find them absolutely marvelous!
By Srabanti Chakrabarti
Madhuri Dixit and Sunny Deol shake a leg at the dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa', where Madhuri is one of the judges. The cute pair last came together for the movie 'Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke'.
Sunny Deol was on the show to promote his upcoming movie 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' which also stars his dad Dharmendra, and brother Bobby Deol. The movie is all set to release on 7 June.
After 5 successful seasons, the next season of the much awaited dance show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa is back with a bang on Colors. The stage is set, the stars are ready and the audience is hooked to watch the new set of celebrities show their moves.
The show’s grand premiere was highly eventful with performances of the three judges - Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar and Remo D’souza followed by the contestants.
Also seen in the premiere was Ranbir Kapoor who was all praise for Madhuri and also danced with her to the tunes of Ghagra from his latest film, Yeh Jawani Hain Diwani.
Yesteryear superstars Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla will soon be seen together onscreen in Anubhav Sinha's 'Gulab Gang'.
The pretty ladies were seen with the director today at the launch of the ‘Believe’ campaign which is a campaign to celebrate the Triumphs of Women in Mumbai.
Despite Juhi mentioning in a recent interview that things were fine between the two ladies, the cold vibes that they share was quite apparent here.
Gulab Gang is based on Gulabi Gang, a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists dressed in pink saris, fighting against the social injustice and operating in the Bundelkhand region of central India. Juhi plays a negative character in the movie.
Brand ambassador of Olay, Madhuri Dixit, launched the new range of the cream at R City Mall, Mumbai.
In a DKNY dress, the dancing diva turned up for the event. Madhuri is currently busy with her upcoming films 'Gulaab Gang' and 'Dedh Ishqiya'.
Madhuri Dixit, the celebrity judge of the dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' was taken aback when her husband of many years, Dr. Sriram Nene went on his knees and proposed to her on the show. A blushing Madhuri readily accepted the proposal while Karan Johar was bowled by this romance. Watch the promo!
The million dollar smile queen - Madhuri Dixit launched Oral-B Pro Health toothpaste in Mumbai today. She also looked like a million bucks in a blue gown.
Who can forget Rahul and Pooja from 'Dil to pagal hai'? Here are some classic pictures of the badshah Shahrukh Khan along with his once-upon-a-time most romantic onscreen partner - Madhuri Dixit.
Shahrukh Khan visited the sets of Jhalak Dikhla jaa for the promotion of his film Chennai Express. Madhuri Dixit & Karan Johar, who are the judges of the this dance reality show, had a blast with SRK and also posed for some pictures. SRK and Madhuri also swayed for some romantic numbers, revisiting their hit-pair era.
SRK later tweeted, "Whole world ek taraf, Madhuri ki one 'Jhalak' ek taraf. Wish could dance a lil more with her on the show, too much fun."
Chennai Express also stars Deepika Padukone and releases on the grand occasion of Eid.
Shahrukh Khan awed Madhuri and the rest of us, when he spoke in his romantic, sexy voice. Madhuri Dixit could not help but run into his arms. Watch the video to see for yourself!
The gorgeous Madhuri Dixit leaves for the 14th IIFA Awards ceremony being conducted in Macau. It will be a rocking weekend in Macau when Madhuri will be performing live on stage!
Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone & Madhuri Dixit arrive in Macau for the Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend 2013
The gorgeous Madhuri Dixit is seen at the IIFA Awards 2013 ceremony which is taking place in Macau. She was seen in a Monica and Karishma creation.
Madhuri gave a splendid performance in IIFA and received a standing ovation too!
Madhuri Dixit was seen in the press conference of her upcoming film, Gulab Gang along with producer Anubhav Sinha. This press conference took place in Macau during the IIFA weekend. The first look of this movie is to be unveiled at the main IIFA event.
Gulaab Gang is an upcoming film directed by debutante Soumik Sen. The movie stars Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla in lead roles. The film is based on Gulabi Gang, a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists dressed in pink saris, fighting against the social injustice and operating in the Bundelkhand region of central India.
Vidya Balan (Paa, Ishqiya, Dirty Picture & Kahaani) and Priyanka Chopra (Fashion, Kaminey, 7 Khoon Maaf & Barfi!) have swept all the major awards for the past 5 years. Will they continue their winning streak in 2014?
The actress categories always seem to be the most exciting every single year and this year is already shaping up to be no different.
Best actress predictions below, clearly taken with a huge grain of salt given it's still the summer.
Priyanka Chopra (Zanjeer / Krrish 3)
Pros - Potential 100/200 crore films.
Cons - Very little scope for performance; she will definitely earn multiple nominations for her roles in Gunday, Mary Kom and Milan Talkies. IN 2015!
Katrina Kaif (Dhoom 3)
Pros - Potential 100/200 crore film.
Cons - A men oriented action film and her acting abilities.
Rani Mukerji (Bombay Talkies)
Pros - Superlative performance.
Cons - Anothology film; she might earn Supporting actress nominations.
Kangana Ranaut (Queen / Ungli)
Pros - Performance oriented roles.
Cons - Less popular compared to the other contenders.
Huma Qureshi (D Day)
Pros - Consistent performances in her previous films.
Cons - Less popular compared to the other contenders.
What say you? ;)