Director Subhash Ghai: “Madhuri is a real actor of commitment,” on work experience with Madhuri Dixit

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Published by Chinmay Kulkarni on 14 May 2021

Actor Writer Director Producer Subhash Ghai have been working in the industry for more than 50 years now, he have presented films like Ram Lakhan, Khalnayak, Taal and Pardes amongst others. Recently in an interview with Times of India where he was asked about questions about Madhuri Dixit and his experience working with the actor, Subhash Ghai recalled memories and said “Madhuri had a humility that won our hearts and mind and she still has that. Confidence follows success”.

Mr. Ghai was asked about Madhuri being a new comer to the industry and though was part of Ram Lakhan to which he replied as “She was a fresh, innocent, and ignorant entrant in the film industry and keen to know how the industry worked but she was always adorable! So we were always ready to groom her and educate her on filmmaking and the industry. I requested Anil Kapoor to depute his smart secretary Rikku ji to look after the work of Madhuri for other producers assigned. Anil also helped her get a few films like Tezaab, which brought her into the limelight. Jackie loved her simplicity and used to inspire her on the sets as an artiste. ”

Talking about the experience from movie Khalnayak the director said “During ‘Khalnayak’ in 1993, she had become a big star but when I called her to act in my film, she accepted with a smile without asking me for the script. Except I narrated two minutes’ idea of the story to her. The better part is, she also respected the three-film contract with Mukta Arts with minimum remuneration which she had signed five years before that. She could have asked for more remuneration as a professional, she never did. So today, I proudly say that Madhuri is a real actor of commitment; she carries great family values and virtues which she has learned from her wonderful mother and father.”

When the director was asked about planning a future project with the actor he said “Madhuri, like Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Sanjay Dutt, Anupam Kher, and so many others, is family to me and to all of us at Mukta Arts. What we need is to find the perfect role and script for her. I will be happy to see her on our sets whenever destiny permits us. She stands as a star of stars even in this current generation of stars. She lights up a light for great Indian women wherever she is. I am always proud of her and bless her with all my love and best wishes.”

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