Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who ruled the industry in late 80’s and 90’s, is all set to make her comeback in Bollywood after her 2007 movie 'Aaja Nachle'.
“Both the films have very tight scripts and very mature roles- exactly the kind of films that I want to do now. I can't run around trees anymore. That is something that I won't enjoy doing. I feel now things are beyond beauty and that is the right way. I can't portray caricatures on screen,” said Madhuri Dixit during a session of 'Agenda - Aaj Tak'.
The actress said that the industry has changed a lot from the time she left and there were more women involved in the industry now-a-days.
“Our industry has changed. Women are all over and doing great work. When I left the industry, Farah Khan was a choreographer. When I came back, she had become this super successful director. There is Zoya Akhtar, who made last year's best film 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'. Now I see so many women as assistant directors, creative directors, camera persons. It is a positive step,” she said.
Madhuri Dixit feels that the reason behind so many women-centric films like 'Kahaani', 'Fashion', 'The Dirty Picture', being made is because of the change in the society and audience.
"The debate of heroine versus hero has been going on forever. But films have really changed. It is not that there have not been women centric films before but not as much as we are seeing now. Women in the society has changed and that is being reflected in films. Even the audience has changed,” said Madhuri.
The actress said that the number games never bothered her and she kept herself away from the politics in the industry.
“Being number one or number two never bothered me. I did not believe in all that. I had this in mind that whenever I go on the sets, I have to give my best. Whenever I gave a good shot, that was a special moment for me,” said Madhuri.
“I never got into the politics of the industry. I was always kept away from it and enjoyed being part of it,” she added.
The actress said that her family has always kept her grounded.
“My family, their values and education have kept me grounded. I am not a frog in the well. There is a life outside the industry and I have always been very curious about it. I love meeting people and talking to them. For me it is not about 'I, me and myself',” she concluded.