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PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY
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Interview Madhuri Dixit is back in Mumbai and will hopefully be in Bollywood too

A s three-year-olds, my friends and I spent numerous evenings dancing, especially to Madhuri Dixit's songs. Some of us wanted to grow up to be an actress just like her. But truth be told, it's hard to follow her footsteps. Even at 44, the dancing diva of the silver screen creates magic with her moves and dazzling smile.

Madhuri is now the brand ambassador for Olay Regenerist which has just been introduced in India. “It's a line of anti-ageing creams and comprises serums, night and day creams that contain amino peptide complex and I have been using it,” says Madhuri, adding that her skincare regime includes a balanced diet and exercise along with Olay Regenerist. “I am glad this product is available here now so I won't have to ask my friends and families to get it for me from abroad,” says the actor who has moved back to Mumbai with her family for good.

This also means fans of Madhuri don't have to depend solely on her Twitter updates to know what she is up to.

Which is probably why, she feels she was more independent in Denver where she could just drive to anyplace and do anything. “The last time I was here for ‘Jhalak Dikh La Jaa' my kids asked me why are they calling you Madhuri Dixit? Aren't you Madhuri Nene? I guess now they will get to know that their mom is a celebrity,” laughs the mother of two. As for reports of her being the lead actor in Madhur Bhandarkar's sequel to “Fashion” and Vishal Bharadwaj and Abhishek Chaubey's “Dedh Ishqiya,” a sequel to “Ishqiya”, Madhuri says there is a lot of speculation going on but she hasn't signed anything yet. She says there are a lot of directors she wants to work with including Vishal Bharadwaj, Raju Hirani and Imtiaz Ali.

Having been in the industry for more than two decades what changes does she see now? “It's become much more organised and disciplined. Everything is well-planned. A lot of subjects that were not handled earlier are being taken up too. That's good. In fact, the last movie I watched was ‘Singham' and I really enjoyed it.” With that the five-minute phone interview ends and now that she is here to stay, hopefully we will get to see more of her on screen.

PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY

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