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01 December 2023

Madhuri Dixit gushes over ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, upbeat on ‘Gulaab Gang’

Madhuri Dixit (AFP)

By Manash Carrnad/Sanskriti Media and Entertainment

Madhuri Dixit is elated after the critical response her film ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ has received and she says that she has been flooded with compliments from none and all including her hubby. She also talks about the Rs100 crore club, box office figures and her forthcoming film ‘Gulaab Gang’.

What’s the reaction of your film?

The Censor Board people loved the movie, the critics have loved the movie and ever since the film has released, I am happy with the response.

We are waiting for people’s response across the world. From what I saw, people are laughing and clapping in the hall and that’s an achievement I think.

The one hitch is that there is Urdu in this film and it is not difficult and when we have subtitles for it. From what I gather, the response has been pretty good so far, and we are expecting to have a better response for the next few days.

Who was the first person to compliment you?

My director Abhishek Chaubey gave me a compliment followed by my friends and my husband. The critics too have given such good reviews and I am so happy about that.

Today, films need to be part of Rs100 crore club to be called successful. What do you have to say about it?

Everyone wishes that their films to do Rs100 crore and what I have to say is that if the film is being appreciated and we have made a good product it is fine. The audience should like the film too. After a long time a film has been made where culture and the story line have been given importance and it’s an entertaining film which has a whiff of comedy in it too.

Do you think Bollywood films exaggerate figures to be a part of the Ra 100 crore club?

I don’t know whether they exaggerate figures or not. I don’t come to know about the amounts, but during early times they used to say that the film was a hit, a super hit, blockbuster, silver jubilee, or a golden jubilee. Nowadays they are giving an amount for it.

Whom would you like to compliments for making you a good film like Dedh Ishqiya?

It’s a beautiful role and it has been written beautifully. I would like to share credits with my director and producer for having written the role. Only if the role is written well it can be portrayed beautifully and then I would definitely give compliments to my director.

What’s your take on Gulaab Gang trailer shown on the screening of Dedh Ishqiya?

Yes they have shown the trailer of Gulaab Gang. I don’t know whether it has happened for the first time that the trailer shown has been of the same actor whose film is running on screen and I am happy that even Gulaab Gang has been appreciated.

SRK has been appreciating your work?

It’s very sweet of him; I will like to show ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ to him as he loves cinema and he will definitely like it.

A lot is being said about the chemistry of Naseeruddin Shah and Madhuri Dixit in the film?

If the scenes haven’t been written correctly then honestly it would had been difficult to do the scenes. And the chemistry would not have been as good. Naseeruddin Shah is such a good actor and I had a breathtaking experience working with him.