Madhuri Dixit attended the trailer launch of her upcoming film Maja Ma. The trailer of the family entertainer was released on Thursday in Mumbai. During the media interaction, Madhuri Dixit opened up on her forthcoming Amazon Originals movie and gave her thoughts on 90s actors still working in the industry and how male and female actors are diverse.
As time changed film industry too played its part, and many new fresh talents were introduced but 90s heroes are still ruling. While 90s heroines took a sabbatical and are returning to big screens but with much different roles. Madhuri Dixit cited that 90s heroines are playing evolved roles as compared to their male co-stars. She also feels that even in the 40s female actors are getting good work.
Talking about playing a mother and the effect of OTT, 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 the protagonist. She was not like a 16-year-old girl running around trees. Stories are maturing, the audience is maturing, and storytelling is maturing. People are consuming better content. There are so many stories about women that are being made. Hence so many good roles for female actors.”
Mrs. Nene further compared the 90s female actors’ roles with their co-stars playing now. She explained how they are getting much more evolved roles than male stars. “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 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,” she said.
“As a woman, I think what I am doing or Juhi (Chawla) is doing or Raveena (Tandon) is doing or anyone of us is doing is wonderful because we are going forward in life and we are true to ourselves on screen as well,” Madhuri concluded.
Maja is a light-hearted family drama but a thought-provoking film. It is directed by Anand Tiwari and written by Sumit Batheja. It is produced by Leo Media Collective and Amritpal Singh Bindra. Maja Ma will stream on October 6 only on Prime Video.