Madhuri Mania
There is a whole generation of actors who were in school or college when Madhuri Dixit wove her magic on celluloid for over a decade

Bollywood’s dhak dhak girl, Madhuri Dixit is all set for a homecoming. She once reigned as the undisputed queen of the silver screen for a decade, but with the new brigade of divas, most of them half her age, would she find a place in the industry? And more so with hardly any roles scripted for women above 40, does a comeback of an ex-queen hold much chance?

The voice on the other side of the phone is as warm as ever. The laughter still tinkles. Madhuri Dixit is between a million lists, packing up her 12-year life in Denver as she heads back home for good in mid-October. She takes time out for a quick chat about the big move and her career plans

With her thousand-watt smile, Madhuri Dixit ruled Bollywood for almost a decade, before abandoning a flourishing career to get married and settle in the United States. After a 12-year gap, the gorgeous actress is moving back to Mumbai with her family to relaunch her career.

She left us about a decade ago to settle with her cardiovascular surgeon husband in the US. But now, the dhak-dhak girl Madhuri Dixit has decided to return to India, much to her fans' delight. Madhuri spoke to Subhash K Jha and told him what exactly made her want to come back for good.

Madhuri Dixit's decision to move - bag and baggage included - to India, has sparked off all kinds of rumours and speculations.
The actress is shifting base from Denver, USA to Mumbai permanently, early next month along with her husband Dr Shriram Nene and their sons Ryan and Arin. Dr Nene, a US citizen and a cardiovascular surgeon has never lived in India before. So what gives?
In a telephonic chat, Madhuri clears the air. Read on...

I was just out of college, on my first job, when I met Gautam Rajadhyaksha. He was imperious, immaculately turned out and impatient with little twits.

Well-known photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha speaks to Sandhya Iyer about his favourite actress Madhuri Dixit and his foray into Marathi films

Madhuri gets to know of her dear friend and in many ways, mentor Gautam Rajadhyaksha's, death late in the evening in the US. Her first reaction is of disbelief. "I can't believe he's gone! He was still so young and vibrant. The last time we spoke he was so excited the school he was starting in Pune. Now he has left behind so much unfinished business, and so many memories."

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