Friday Flashback: "Wouldn't marry Anil Kapoor, he is hypersensitive": Madhuri's 1989 Interview is entertaining!
Once upon a time, Madhuri Dixit ruled the roost for many years in Bollywood. The evergreen beauty of Bollywood has always carried herself with dignity and grace. In this 1989 interview to magazine Movie, Madhuri touches upon many topics including Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and the filthy washrooms used during outdoor shoots! Read On...
On why cinema was still not considered art
People may praise painters but how many painters can they name? At the most a few like MF Hussain. While any child of 5 will have heard of Madhuri Dixit. I may have studied only uptil the 12th standard but intelligence is more than just books. In my opinion actresses like Shabana and Dimple are more well-read than any society butterball.
On size zero
People called me Madhuri Jinx once, but never personally. What strikes me is that people would comment on my thinness. But now the same people come and congratulate me on being so slim! 'How do you remain so slender?' they say.
On link ups
No, I don't have men for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If actresses are supposed to have loose morals, its because 30-40 years ago they largely came from not so good families. Now, well-educated, decent girls do become heroines. I guess the stigma still sticks.
On alleged affair with Anil Kapoor
No! I wouldn't marry someone like him. For one thing, he is too hypersensitive, I would like my husband to be cool. As for Anil, I have done so many films with him, so I am comfortable with him. I can even joke with him about our supposed affair.
It is not only in this industry but every where people are always on the prowl, waiting to exploit you unless you keep on your toes. I don't blame anybody for those scenes. I was new and did not know anything about camera angles. Now I know the rules of the game and draw a strict line.
On alleged rivalry with Sridevi
This whole trumped up rivalry with Sridevi is most unfair. The whole thing was one big Tamasha undulged in by the press right from the word go. Without my having any say in the matter they decided that I was the No.1 and Sridevi was out. I kept insisting that Sridevi had been around for so many, many more years and had some so many many more films. But my voice was drowned in this chorus. Then Chandni and Chalbaaz came along and the same people decided that Sri was No.1 and I was No.2. I don't understand this need to slot us into numbers.
On filthy washrooms
One thing I am really peeved by are the studio loos. Would you believe that on outdoors we have to go behind the bushes sometimes or put up with filthy loos? And the studio looks are hardly less dirty. You don't have to ask your way. You just have to follow your nose.