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“Most of Madhuri Dixit’s roles were that of independent women,” says trade analyst Amod Mehra

en Bollywood News “Most of Madhuri Dixit’s roles were that of independent women,” says trade analyst Amod Mehra

Madhuri Dixit impressed the Indian audiences with her popular songs and powerful roles.

Madhuri Dixit, who turned 57 yesterday, has had a timeless journey in the industry by often making bold choices in her career, redefining the stereotypical portrayal of actresses in the Bollywood industry.

“Most of Madhuri Dixit’s roles were that of independent women,” says trade analyst Amod Mehra

The actress, known for her versatility and boldness, changed the definition of heroine that the industry had created. She was able to portray sensual and coy in the same film, even while playing a vengeful widow, her million-dollar smile was able to melt every heart. Nothing has ever made her uncomfortable, let be kissing a much older actor on screen during 80s or the idea of looking right into the eye of her on screen mother-in-law, she has never been afraid.

The versatility is what made producers put more money on her willingly. She didn’t just play a character but embodied them, she became the commercial star every director wanted and kept on prover herself ‘unconventional’.

Her rise to stardom wasn’t just a mere coincidence, she kept delivering powerful performances even after a period of setback in her industry. She established herself to be someone who guaranteed box-office success. She not only overshadowed her male co-stars but also charged more fee for her films, something which wasn’t very common in the industry.

In a conversation with The Caravan, trade analyst Amod Mehra said as reported by Indian Express, “Nobody wanted to take on Madhuri anymore. Most of her roles were that of canny, independent women – bright students or feisty professionals who didn’t tolerate nonsense, especially from their leading men. Mainstream directors such as Subhash Ghai – even in the loud, testosterone-filled Khalnayak, ostensibly a vehicle for Sanjay Dutt – always ensured that they wrote substantial parts for her,” he urged.

It is also said that in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun Madhuri was paid more than Salman Khan. “This is what happens when the heroine becomes bigger than the hero,” Mehra commented, adding “Stories and films have to be built around her stature. So, they become heroine-oriented films – which then don’t work at the box office.”

Madhuri still makes her presence marked by judging several dance reality shows on small screen and her Reels on social media.

Also Read: Madhuri Dixit opens up about taking a career break for family: “Having a family was one of my dreams”


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