“Mein diva jaisi nahi hoon,” says the greatest diva of them all, Madhuri Dixit Nene. The comeback queen has two films lined up for release —'Dedh Ishqiya' and 'Gulaab Gang'.
Talking about 'Dedh Ishqiya', the actress says, “There is a lot of satire in the film. My character says one thing, while meaning something else. However, my character Begum Para has nothing to do with Vidya Balan’s character in 'Ishqiya'. The film is very entertaining because it has comedy, romance and betrayal.” Madhuri’s Kathak dance for the song "Humri Attariya" is already gaining popularity, thanks to the film’s promos.
Talking about co-star Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri says, “I have always been an admirer of his work. I have watched his films 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron', 'A Wednesday' and shared screen space with him in 'Rajkumar'. Working with Naseer saab again was really a great experience.”
About working with debutant director Soumik Sen in 'Gulab Gang', she says, “Soumik has a different style of working. He likes to take long shots while Abhishek goes in for close shots.” Madhuri attributes that to the changing trends in cinema. “Cinema has undergone a lot of changes. I remember doing a film, on the sets of which the dialogue writer went missing; those days everything was done at the last minute. Now, everything is planned much in advance.”
Talking about lyrics these days, Madhuri says, “We need to bring in more efficient and better lyricists to the scene.” She, however quickly adds, “I remember people felt that Choli ke Peeche from Khalnayak was cheap and below the belt. But the number turned out to be a rage among both — women and men. I think it all depends on how songs are picturised, really”...