Madhuri Dixit Opens Up On 90s Heroes Still Playing ‘Lover Boys’- Deets Inside
Bollywood’s Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit opened up about her upcoming film Maja Maa. At the launch event, Madhuri spoke on how ’90s heroines are playing much better roles in films than their male costars.
Madhuri said that she likes to do roles that speak of women’s empowerment. She cited examples of her films like Raja, Mrityudand, Anjaam. The actor said that she leans towards roles with an essence. She believes that OTT platforms have helped female actors get good work even in their 40s.
Madhuri said, “I’ve played a mother earlier too. But then I think they didn’t know what to do with women in this age group. Because of OTT and the kind of stories that are being told, there are no commercial constraints to make the film a hit. Of course, commercial films are changing as well. Look at films like Badhaai Ho, where a woman is a protagonist. She was not like a 16-year-old girl running around trees.”
She further added that stories are maturing. The audience is maturing, and so is storytelling. People are consuming better content. There are so many stories about women. Therefore, so many good roles for female actors.
She also explained how female actors of the 90s were getting more evolved roles than male stars. Madhuri explained, “It is always the case na. Women mature more than men (laughs). You have to go to your higher intelligence and think about it. I cannot blame the heroes also because of the kind of commercial films that are made, they need to do song, dance and all. So, they are always looking for something that keeps them young, which is not bad.”
Madhuri is happy with her role of late as she said that she, Raveena Tandon and Juhi Chawla are going forward in life and true to themselves on screen as well.