Madhuri happy to see women playing lead roles in films today

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Yesteryear glamour queen Madhuri Dixit is happy that strong women are ruling the screens in Bollywood today.

Through 1990s Madhuri was an actress who could carry a film on her shoulders , with her expressive eyes and languid dancing skills.

“Nowadays, women are given more importance in a film. ‘Neerja’ is one of the examples where Sonam Kapoor plays an air hostess and saves a lot of people. There’s even Alia Bhatt in ‘Udta Punjab’, where she plays an innocent girl from Bihar and how she gets involved in the whole drug scene, Madhuri told a local Mumbai newspaper

It’s wonderful that heroines are now at the centre of the film, instead of the old days when actresses were just to play supportive roles in male-oriented movies.

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Though it (‘Udta Punjab’) is not woman-oriented, women’s parts have become much stronger than it used to be. Women are now not just eye candy, parts are written where she has an important role in society,” Madhuri told IANS in an e-mail interview from Mumbai.

Since her debut film ‘Abodh’ in 1984, Madhuri has remained a pivotal part of the Indian entertainment industry and has enthralled fans through meaty roles in films like ‘Tezaab’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Dil’, ‘Beta’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!’, ‘Anjaam’, ‘Mrityudand’, ‘Pukar’, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’, and ‘Devdas’. She also starred in ‘Gulaabi Gang’”.

The actress can currently be seen as a judge on popular &TV show “So You Think You Can Dance ‘Ab India ki Baari’ ” alongside choreographers Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis.

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