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I Regret Having Left Poetry: Madhuri Dixit

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Madhuri Dixit Nene made a 'blasting' re-entry with an item dance in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Though her just released film Dedh Ishqiya did not get a grand opening at the box office as compared to the sequel Ishqiya, the film is forging ahead, thanks to Madhuri Dixit and Naseeruddin's name associated with it, and ofcourse due to Arshad Warsi's mind-blowing comic timing.

In a chit-chat with Sonika Mishra from Oneindia, Madhuri Dixit spoke in detail about her upcoming film Gulaab Gang and her just-released film Dedh Ishqiya. Madhuri also spoke about her children, husband and even shared her incomplete desires with us.

Here are some excerpts from the interview with Madhuri Dixit Nene...

You have already begun the year with strong woman-oriented roles with Dedh Ishqiya (You assessed the role of Begum Para) and now as a leader of a women's organisation in Gulab Gang. How do you feel about this?

Begum Para in Dedh Ishqiya is a beautiful character, who loves poetry. I am presently assessing the role of a leader of a woman's organisation. This organisation not only helps women, but everybody who need help. So, in a whole my role in both my initial films of the year is strong and woman-centric.

You have made a comeback in Bollywood with two powerful roles after a long hiatus. What are the changes you notice in Bollywood as compared to the 90's? Which is the character that you long to portray in your films?

I have no such favourite character to speak about. The more intense the character, the more I enjoy playing the role. I thing cinema has come a long way and this is the best time for heroines. Actresses are not viewed just as an 'eye candy' and are given good and meaty roles.

Director Abhishek Chaubey said that after you wanted a role like that of Vidya Balan in Ishqiya. You have always been oriented with family oriented movies like Beta, Dil Tho Pagal Hai, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun. What then prompted you to try out a bold character like this?

When I was narrated the story of Dedh Ishqiya and was told about my character in the film, I was super excited! Begum Para in Dedh Ishqiya is multi-facaded and that's exactly the reason why I gave a nod to the film. When I did Mritudand, many had questioned my decision, but that was my personal choice and Dedh Ishqiya too is my choice! I never faced any problem during the making of the film.

You would have definitely watched Ishiya. What is your opinion about Vidya Balan as an actress?

Vidya Balan is a beautiful and an excellent actress. Vidya was stupendous in Ishqiya as well as other films like The Dirty Picture. So, I am definitely not competing with Vidya, but only tried to justify my role in the film.

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