Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene today said that she is trying to do work that is relevant to the times. Whether it was her work in “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Saajan”, “Beta”, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” and “Devdas” or films like “Dedh Ishqiya”, “Gulaab Gang” and “Total Dhamaal” — Madhuri has followed her own path.
Talking about her changing image with time, Madhuri told media here: “I think I always got opportunities to do some cool stuff even in the 1990s when I was young. When my son watches my dance on ‘Que sera sera’ with Prabhudheva, he says ‘You are my cool mom’. I understand where it comes from… It is the relatability, it is the relevance of those works… I am always trying to do work that holds relevance .”
“When I did a film like ‘Tezaab’ (1988), it was an experimental work, a film about a father-daughter’s relationship that had never been explored…where the father is using her daughter as a golden goose, so much so that he doesn’t want his daughter to get married and fall in love. It was quite unlike the mainstream narratives where the father of any daughter was only concerned about the marriage of their daughters,” she explained.
Madhuri features in the multi-starrer “Kalank”, alongside Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. The film, directed by Abhishek Verman, is releasing on Wednesday.
On essaying Begum Bahaar in the movie, Madhuri said: “She is an introvert and emotionally scarred because of the past tragedy of her life… She is silent, yet conveys a lot through her eyes. She is what she is because of the bitter experience of her life.” “Kalank” brings together some of the stars of different generations.