Madhuri Dixit on Koffee with Karan


MUMBAI: This Sunday, Karan chats up with none other than Madhuri Dixit where she will talk about her comeback in the Indian film industry after six years, what all has changed since then, her family, life in the US etc. The episode will be aired on 24 June at 9 pm on Star One and Star World.


Dixit, who is all set to make her much awaited comeback with Yash Raj Films’ Aaja Nachle shares that after a hiatus of six years, she was a little hassled to face the camera on day one. In fact, she admits on the show that when Aditya Chopra approached her for the film she told him, “You really think people want to watch me?” Madhuri tells Karan that a lot has changed in the industry in the last six years and everything now is very disciplined. She also shares how she met her husband Ram, the fact that they complement each other very well and that he has always been very supportive of her decisions.


Excerpts from the interview:


Karan: Welcome to ‘Koffee with Karan’, Madhuri… Have you seen the show?

Madhuri: Yes I have seen a few episodes


Karan: You are back Madhuri after so many years. How many years has it been?

Madhuri: Hmmm… 6 years…


Karan: And yours is possibly the most talked about comeback, how does it feel?

Madhuri: It feels good to be back and meet everybody I have worked with, friends and family.


Karan: So, were you at all nervous to face the camera on day one?

Madhuri: Well, day one I was a little hassled in fact.


Karan: After all those years…

Madhuri: I don’t know why you feel you have lost touch, you know you are going to be on the set, getting ready, the whole process you know and I was wondering will I be able to do it. But, once I was there and I started working the first day went by, and on the second day I was fine.


Karan: In these six years were you in touch with Indian cinema at all?

Madhuri: It was hard because I was having kids, there was Aryan and then 2 years later I had Ryan. I was really busy so couldn’t really catch up with anything.


Karan: What about Ram, has he been totally supportive of your decision to come down?

Madhuri: Absolutely I mean this decision was taken after we discussed the matter at length. We both kind of sat down and made a conscious decision whether I should be doing this or not and he has always supported me. He told me that if I don’t want to I can sit at home and look after the kids. But, if you feel you want to do something then I am with you all the way whatever the decision will be.


Karan: So, Aaja Nachle is the film that you are working on, and is slated for release in November. How was it working with Kunal Kapoor, Konkona, Akshaye Khanna and a whole lot of youngsters. How was the experience?

Madhuri: It was lots of fun working with all these actors. There were times you know, when I literally didn’t have to act, I just had to react to whatever they are doing and they are such good actors.