ICON OF BOLLYWOOD Madhuri Dixit celebrates her 54th birthday on May 15th, and becomes a year older this week. Adding some of her most magnificent work to your lockout watchlist is the perfect way to commemorate the occasion.
5. TEZAAB (1988)
The biggest Bollywood blockbuster of that year was responsible for making Madhuri Dixit a major star, thanks in large part to the popular Ek Do Teen song, which is still considered one of Hindi cinema’s greatest musical numbers. The action-romance marked the beginning of a dream on-screen pairing between Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor, which would yield a string of unforgettable classics.
4. Dil (1990)
Madhuri starred opposite Aamir Khan in the most popular Bollywood release of 1990, an intriguing romance about two star-crossed lovers who go from fighting to falling in love and rebelling against their warring parents. The film’s fun blend of humour, romance, and sentiment struck a chord with viewers. It was later remade in a variety of languages.
3. Hum Aapke Hain Kon
When it was released, the lighthearted family drama shattered box office records, becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film ever. Every Indian wedding that followed would be influenced by the vibrant musical. In the lead roles, Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan are outstanding in a film with many memorable moments, including fantastic musical numbers.
2. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
The year’s highest-grossing film received a slew of awards and pleased viewers all over the world. The film, directed by Yash Chopra and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Karisma Kapoor, is pure love. The tale of two people falling in love while rehearsing a play features great music, top-notch performances, and a central character in Madhuri with whom almost every woman identified in some way.
1. Devdaas (2002)
Madhuri’s most recent high-profile film before taking a long break was an opulent adaptation of Sarat Chandra’s much-loved novel. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali drama follows a heartbroken man who finds solace in alcohol and develops an unlikely bond with Madhuri Dixit’s kind-hearted courtesan. The film went on to win a slew of awards and become the most commercial of the year.