EXCLUSIVE: Madhuri Dixit recalls being called 'too skinny' before Tezaab happened: I overcame that phase

In an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, Madhuri Dixit recalled the days of her struggle when things were not well and she was called "too skinny". She recently made her single debut with Candle.
EXCLUSIVE: Madhuri Dixit recalls being called 'too skinny' before Tezaab happened: I overcame that phaseEXCLUSIVE: Madhuri Dixit recalls being called 'too skinny' before Tezaab happened: I overcame that phase
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Madhuri Dixit has been a phenomenon. She made her Bollywood debut in 1984 with Abodh. After a few initial hiccups, she went on to rule the 90s. She is touted to be the last of the female superstars our industry has seen. But it was not all rosy for her. Being an outsider in the industry at that time, Madhuri too learnt it along the way. She started off by doing some supporting roles in 2-3 movies but then things changed for her after she did a song in Karma and of course, Tezaab. In an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, Madhuri recalled the days of her struggle when things were not well and she was called "too skinny". 

In her latest single Candle, Madhuri extends the message of finding the burning spirit within when you are low, and recalling how she dealt with her low time, the Dhak Dhak girl said, "In the initial phase, of course. I did my first film Abodh which did not do well and then I went back to college, but by then the bug had bit me already. I liked acting and be in front of the camera. So I did small roles in 2-3 movies like Awara Baap, Swati as supporting roles. They told me 10 din ka hi role hai so I can do it and then resume studies. We did that."

She continued, "But somewhere you cannot be in limbo and you have to decide what you really want to do. That happened when I did a small song in Karma when Subhash (Ghai) ji met me. At that time, since we were not from the industry, we did not know what small role or big role meant, how does it matter. But Subhash ji told me that if I stop doing small roles, he wants to cast me in his film which he was doing which was Ram Lakhan. Then, we had to make this decision to devote my time completely to this and not juggle."

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Madhuri further recounted, "Then, of course, I got a few films, initially I did some which did not do too well and that thing hit me that I don't have a hit film. And when things go wrong, people also say a lot of things, you know."

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Did she ever hear anything nasty being said? "Never on my face. At the most, they would say bahot dubli hai, she is very skinny but I overcame that and then Tezaab happened and then it didn't matter if I was skinny to them, everyone was fine then."

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Anonymous 1 month ago

We love you Madhuri!

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is the best in whatever she does.I dont understand people who dont like her why they have to keep a track of what she is doing. Her so called critics should get a life because Madhuri won hearts and she will keep on winning hearts. People who dont like her can keep their mouth shut. SHE IS UNSTOPPABLE.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Juhi Chawla and Madhuri make a good star cast. I feel they should work together again

Anonymous 1 month ago

Millions around the world are dying of hunger and so many other real problems. And she's talking about her so called challenge of being called skinny. Talk about a lack of empathy and misplaced priorities. This stupid song is just another opportunistic way for a faded starlet to stay in the limelight when others have aged gracefully.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Not skinny its stinky after dancing

Anonymous 1 month ago

She's not going to feed anybody even fakely praised openly. She's making a mockery of herself. It's the bitter truth.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Madhuri don't get disheartened by cowardswho comment Anonymously. U was and u will be queen of hearts

Anonymous 1 month ago

She's always the queen of hearts❤

Anonymous 1 month ago

Actual Queen of

Anonymous 1 month ago

she must be earning a lot of money now dancing on TV non stop but she has stopped earning respect from the masses a decade back .

Anonymous 1 month ago

Retire now .. it's time for younger actresses to take center stage. Her voice isn't sweet or pleasant to listen to. This is all getting very embarrassing. Old people trying to convince themselves they are young still. And equally old counterparts 45-60 years old praising her for no reason. Their own lack of talent is showing. This is just sad.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Young actress dont have it in them. They are dumb. I felt deepika would take over, but the latest jnu incident made her completely 0

Anonymous 1 month ago

As an American, I'm calling out another American citizen's behavior. It's YOU who feels the need to stick their nose where it doesn't belong. Go, take a hike! What a colossal moron.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Come on.... Who ever it is. Just grow up. Admit that she's the best. And if you hate her just ignore her posts. What are you peeping your dirty nose in such posts. Get well soon.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thick voice funny accent . Rest all auto tuning..why Madhuri? Why don't u accept graceful roles in movies? There are enough opportunities now a days. Won't u get bored by ur mujra & old items dances ?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Yeah big b**bs fake.. & big t***y what slim ??

Anonymous 1 month ago

Madhuri , please don’t sing with that thick accent. It is annoying! STOP.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Now that explains why she got work done on her

Anonymous 1 month ago

She was and is manipulative .

Anonymous 1 month ago

She was never slim .she had a full figure

Anonymous 1 month ago

Who forced to do movies like Dayavaan? Much later she acted innocent saying Feroz khan forced her .I am tired of seeing her face on TV .

Anonymous 1 month ago

I dont recall her being “too skiny” ever! She always had a nice figure... Attention seeker

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