Madhuri Mania
Mumbai, May 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The glittering cine star and a revered matinee idol with an astounding blend of creativity and startling femininity will continue to sparkle on the horizon of Bollywood. In course of her colorful career spanning over a year and two decades, she smiled, scintillated and danced her way to the audience.

Though Sanjay Leela Bhansali's last movie 'Guzaarish' did not click well with the audience, the filmmaker was flattered when her favourite diva Madhuri Dixit appreciated his work.

Did you watch Madhuri Dixit on Jhalak?

I waited for two-and-half years during Khamoshi to ask her to read the script but I couldn't get through to her. So I made the film without her. During Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam also I tried but it did not happen. Then I ensured that in Devdas Madhuri was there.

IT has been quite a while since Madhuri Dixit pulled off a hit. Her last was Yash Chopra’s Dil To Pagal Hai, ajoint effort with two other superstars, Shahrukh Khan and Karishma Kapoor. And yet, she is reckoned as the brightest star on the Bollywood firmament.

There have been a few couplets in the film industry that have given timeless performances and Saroj Khan and Madhuri from one such couplet.

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She won countless admirers with her dazzling smile and set the screen on fire with her incredible dance moves. She has also won many awards in the best actress category. But, beneath all that razzle dazzle, lies a fire that quite often translates into a fiery performance on celluloid.

That's Madhuri Dixit in a nutshell.

Madhuri Dixit received Padma Shri for her contribution to Indian cinema and the former Bollywood diva says the honour is a result of her hard work and honesty. "It's always a wonderful feeling to have your work honoured.

Madhuri Dixit and Mehr (Jesia) Rampal took our breath away as they preened for Verve’s cameras. Aglow with new motherhood, the two enduring divas showed us why they leave the competition far, far behind.

"I have never thought of myself as a diva. A diva, to me, is someone who is very talented…and also very temperamental a person who has power and does not hesitate to use it. Come on, I am nothing like that. I am a very simple person"

No actress has been able to make a dent in Madhuri Dixit’s faithful fan following. Five years after Devdas, the US-based heroine returns to the silver screen to reclaim her share of the spotlight. Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena catches up with the star