The grace, poise and charm that Madhuri Dixit brings on screen is tough to be matched and no matter how hard tinsel town’s young starlets try to be like her, it still will be a far fetched dream. A role model for many aspiring stars in Hindi film fraternity, Madhuri Dixit ruled the silver screen from late 80s till early 90s. She did some extremely different kind of roles that showed various facets of her acting personality and wooed her fans. Having earned such name and fame, I feel bad when she is still referred to as the ‘comeback actress’.
It was a decade ago that Madhuri took a sabbatical and later, came back in Bollywood with musical film ‘Aaja Nach Le’ in 2007. Interestingly, this comeback film earned her the record-setting thirteenth nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Well, it’s not an easy thing to make it to Filmfare nominations with a comeback film that too after a long hiatus of 5 years, but Madhuri did it. If you ask me, I think a star like Madhuri Dixit doesn’t even need to make a ‘comeback’ as she always has always been there – an integral part of the Hindi film industry. Yet, some morons in the industry and media love to call her a ‘comeback actress’.
I was just reading this news piece about Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit bringing alive the Ram Lakhan memories by dancing to ‘My Name is Lakhan’ at an Award Show. I don’t think any other former actress can create so much buzz even if she has made a comeback or not, but Madhuri does it with élan.
Also, why do people forget that silver screen apart, the gorgeous diva has made her strong presence felt on small screen as well, being the judge of celebrity dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dilhla Jaa’ for two consecutive years. During this Madhuri’s stint on small screen, we all saw how younger tinsel town brigade and even A-list actresses go crazy to share a moment of on-screen joy with Maduri. So why embarrass her all the time by referring her as ‘comeback’ actress. It won’t be surprise if some people would continue to call Madhuri by such titles (comeback actress) even if she competes 30 years in the acting industry. PHEW!