Madhuri Dixit-Nene was seen in a very candid and happy mood on The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Season 2. She was comfortable in the presence of Anupam Kher, an actor with whom she did many films in the beginning of her career. Madhuri Dixit-Nene, known as Madhuri Dixit before marriage, spoke about her journey in B-town that actually wasn’t a struggle for her.
You will be surprised to know that Madhuri never wanted to be a film actress. She was a student of dance as a hobby, and in college she studied Science (Microbiology). Research in Genetics is all she wanted to do in future, and pursue Kathak as a hobby.
But then she got a chance to act while in school itself, first on stage and then in Rajshri Productions’ Abodh when she was in standard 12. Madhuri speaks about the fun of her first audition with Rajshri. She went to star in supporting roles in Swati and Awaara Baap before being spotted by Subhash Ghai and then Chandra.
Mads did not aim to be an actress, but ended up being one – and one of the most successful ones. She had no clue that it was a big thing being launched by Subhash Ghai, or doing Tezaab and the now popular Ek do teen number choreographed by Saroj Khan. She practised dancing for it for 30 days because it was Bollywood dance and she was very confused initially.
Madhuri remembers giving her first autograph, and then dealing with failure and negativity in moviedom. The good part is, her mom and dad still treat her as a normal human being and not a star. Madhuri also reveals how she met her husband Dr Shriram Nene, and found it cool that he didn’t know who she was. She also speaks of her kids Arin and Ryan, and their reaction to her movies!
As for the question of whether Madhuri got paid more than co-star Salman Khan in Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!!, that answer is at counter 19:40 in the video! And in the end, Madhuri makes sure to make Anupam Kher dance! Watch full episode here.