By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Last night, Madhuri Dixit Nene left for Denver, USA with her children Arin and Ryan, after over three months of shooting for the Yash Raj film, Aaja Nachle.
Before she left, however, she confirmed to us that she's not doing a cameo role in the remake of Tezaab (director N Chandra is remaking it himself), a film that cemented her position as a bonafide Bollywood star in 1988.
Says Mads, "This is the first time I'm hearing of it. No one has approached me to do a cameo in the film. As far as I know, it's not a remake but a sequel to Tezaab. It's a different movie."
What if Tezaab is indeed being remade? She laughs, "I don't think I'd like it. There are some films which should remain untouched."
On another note, Madhuri is leaving India with mixed feelings. "I've tremendously enjoyed my stay in India.
There are no negative feelings or bitterness. Shooting for Aaja Nachle was like working with family.
There are mixed feelings as I'm packing today, loads of happiness mixed with a tinge of sadness because I'm leaving my dear ones behind," she says.
What's the one thing she will miss the most? "My friends. Though I do have friends in Denver, it's not the same.
All my friends here are ones I've grown up with, and some I've known since birth. We've gone to school together and whenever I am here, we make it a point to meet."
On returning home to Denver, the first thing Madhuri will do is attend a wedding.
"After that, I will think of all the fun things to do. Ram and the children haven't gone on holiday together for a long time. We will plan one now."
But Madhuri is making sure she takes back lots of Indian knick-knacks back with her. "One gets the best cotton stuff here, so I'm taking back lots of cotton clothes for my kids, especially night clothes.
For myself, I'm taking salwar kurtas and kurtis, which I will be also gift to friends there. People in Denver love kurtis from here.
Ram loves kaju katlis and embroidered malmal kurtas, so I've bought lots of that for him."
Recently, she was seen giving tips to Divya Dutta on how to lose weight. "Divya was curious about how I had lost so much weight, so I told her what I do. It's no secret.
It's up to you whether you follow it well or not. Sticking to the diet is the real challenge.
I will continue to maintain my diet and workout back home. Denver is one of the healthiest cities in the USA.
People are very health-conscious there and everybody is a health freak or a sportsman. Everyone concentrates on being fit there."
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