Bollywood soon, but not yet: Madhuri
Will Madhuri Dixit feature in "Ishqiya" sequel or will she be seen as a judge on "Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa" yet again? Even as several rumours dog the actress's return to the arc lights, she hints that her fans will have to wait a little longer for her to make any official announcement.
The 44-year-old was in town Tuesday to talk about her association with dental care brand Oral-B as the Chief Smile Officer of its Smile India Campaign. When she was asked when she will be ready to spread smiles in tinsel town, Madhuri told IANS: "Well soon, not yet!"
She is quite secretive about her work plans so far, but admitted she is adjusting well with her husband Sriram Nene, and two kids - Arin and Raayan. "Mumbai is treating me well. I am smiling, so yes, it's great," she said.
Madhuri, who delivered memorable performances in "Tezaab", "Ram Lakhan", "Sajan", "Beta", "Dil", "Hum Aapke Hain Koun!", "Dil Toh Pagal Hai" and "Devdas", had shifted abroad after tying the knot in 2002 with US-based doctor Nene. But now she has relocated to Mumbai.
She accepted the role of a narrator to launch a new general entertainment channel Life OK!, and so there have been doubts whether Sony Entertainment Channel will let her sit on the judge's seat for the next season of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" or not.
For now, the lady with a million-dollar smile, is on a mission to spread healthy smiles across the nation through the Smile India Campaign. "I always spread smiles for the country wherever I go. But I want other people to do that more often. That's why I have associated with this smile movement.
"I have always been appreciated for my smile ever since I joined films and people have appreciated me for that. My fan base says that the best thing about you is your smile, and I felt this was a nice way to give back," said Madhuri. The actress says the pre-requisite for a good smile is good teeth, and people should "brush twice a day, for two minutes each and visit the dentist every six months".