Just hours before the clock struck 12am, and the next day began its quest, the Queen of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit tweeted that she will be relocating back to India. What could be better than this?
What can this mean for Bollywood? For years now, there has been talk that Bollywood has been missing that one great face that resembled and represented the Indian culture and it’s rich traditions, that the industry that was once known for elaborate color and intricate dance was missing its muse. The woman who was considered sheer poetry in motion with her intense and intimate facial expressions and fluid dance movements was blissfully content in marriage and motherhood with her relocation to Denver, Colorado in the U.S. She was missing from the limelight.
Almost 8 years later, she made a comeback in the Yash Raj Film’s musical, Aaja Nachle that teased audiences with Madhuri’s sheer magnitude on screen and her ability to be so authentic in her portrayal of a character after being away for so many years. Not to mention, Madhuri is synonymous with song and dance with the string of hit dance numbers she moved to from the late 80′s to 90′s. Aaja Nachle could not be without a hit dance number either.
“Aaja Nachle” from Aaja Nachle
During her brief spotlight in 2007 with Aaja Nachle , Madhuri claimed that she never left the film industry, she just decided to take some time for herself. In 2010, three years later she came back on the small screen with hit dance reality television shows Jhalak Dikhlaa Ja and has kicked off 2011 with Food Food’s Maha Challenge. Yet, each time she takes a break or begins work after a prolonged gap…she is touted to be making a “comeback”. This is just proof that her absence is felt in the film industry. The Bollywood audiences want Madhuri around all the time. Her acting prowess and her dance capabilities make her one of the very few natural talents India has today, especially in the glitzy and glamorous world of Bollywood.
What’s more? Madhuri’s hit dance numbers such as “Choli Ke Peeche“, “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga“, “Maar Dala” (only to mention a few) continue to live on. They have become cult classics, hailed as emblems in Bollywood cinema, dance moves and facial expressions that current actresses aspire to recreate. Also, their timeless popularity has also secured Madhuri a spot in the hearts of the youth and current movie goers – everyone, young and old know who Madhuri is.
It’s just fitting that she returns to India. Bollywood needs an actress of her caliber and many of the actresses today need another reason to try harder at what they do.