The actor's popular hit dance number from Tezaab was recently remixed for Baaghi 2 last year that did not quite live up to the expectations of her fans.
Mumbai: While Madhuri Dixit completely supports remaking her old songs like Ek Do Teen, the veteran actor is not too keen to watch her old films being remade.
Her iconic dance number from Tezaab was remade for the film Baaghi 2 last year, which left her fans disappointed but the actress had said at that time that there is nothing wrong in doing a remake. During an interaction with MyNation in Mumbai recently, Bollywood’s Dhak Dhak girl echoed her previous comments. Talking about Ek Do Teen remake, she said, “I think it is wonderful to see them making it again because they are so inspired by it. The youngsters are trying to do something they are nostalgic about. They are trying to create that on the screen in their way.”
However, she does not show the same enthusiasm when it comes to remaking her old films. When asked which of her films would she like to see a remake of, she promptly replied, “none”. But there is a valid reason for that. Madhuri explained, “Every era has its magic. In every era, they try to create that magic and encash on people’s imagination. But that might not apply to this era or this generation.”
After all, the past is certainly a good place to visit, but certainly not to stay. She says, “It feels wonderful when people come to me and talk about my old films and tell me how much they loved those.”
Even though the actor feels old movies have their own charm, she also appreciates the movies being made in today’s time. She said, “They are making good films today whether they are blockbusters or not. Two kinds of films are being made today. One in which the budget is big, everything is larger than life and then there are these little films being made which are very simple, deal with everyday life, placed in realistic situations. Both genres are doing well. We have seen some very good films on a very large scale or small scale like a Badhaai Ho or Andhadhun. We are seeing different subjects, different kind of stories and different roles for women.” The Bucket List actor added, “I think this is the best phase for women to be in cinema because they are being given different kinds of roles.”
As an actor, Madhuri has always been experimental with the characters she has essayed. With movies like Mrityudand, Gaja Gamini, Lajja and Gulaab Gang to her credit, she has taken commercial cinema acting to a different level.
Talking about this, the 51-year-old actor shared, “A lot of people give me big lectures saying, you are a commercial star, you cannot be doing an art film. I feel, if I don’t do an art film, if I don’t do different genres…it’s a different style of acting, it’s different. If by any chance it becomes successful or gets appreciated, another actress might feel like taking the risk.”
Last year, Madhuri Dixit made her Marathi movie debut with Bucket List. This year, she is making her comeback to Bollywood after a five-year gap. Meanwhile, she is also producing a movie for Netflix. When quizzed on her five-year gap, she replied, “I don’t just have one responsibility. It’s not just acting that I want to do. There are other things that I want to do. I have produced a movie, 15 August, which is going to release on Netflix at the end of March. Then, I also did a season of Dance Deewane. And I was busy with the kids also. They are growing up and need some attention. Meanwhile, some scripts came which I didn’t like.”
On the work front, her upcoming film Total Dhamaal will hit theatres on February 22. Directed by Indra Kumar, the adventure-comedy flick also stars Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Johnny Lever among others.
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Last Updated Feb 20, 2019, 12:12 PM IST