Madhuri Dixit believes she along with Juhi Chawla and Raveena Tandon are doing much-evolved characters than 90s heroes
Madhuri’s upcoming film Maja Ma is directed by Anand Tiwari and features her in the role of a Gujarati middle-class mother named Pallavi Patel, who teaches dance. It will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video on October 6.
Time has definitely changed for actresses in the Hindi film industry as they are getting more empowered roles in films. And the Bollywood actress Madhuri rightly approves it. Moreover, she feels that the 90s heroine like her, Juhi Chawla , and Raveena Tandon among others are doing more evolved roles than their male counterparts, the heroes of the 90s like Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, and Akshay Kumar among others.
At the trailer launch event of her upcoming film, Maja Ma , Madhuri opened up about how the role of actresses has evolved in Bollywood. And the advent of OTT made it possible as there are no commercial constraints to make the film a hit. “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,” she told at the event.
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Further, she talked about 90s heroes still playing lover boys and the female actors are doing more evolved roles. “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 songs, dances and all. So, they are always looking for something that keeps them young, which is not bad,” she added.
Meanwhile, Madhuri’s upcoming film Maja Ma is directed by Anand Tiwari and features her in the role of a Gujarati middle-class mother named Pallavi Patel, who teaches dance. The film also stars Gajraj Rao, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Rajit Kapur, Simone Singh, Sheeba Chaddha, Malhar Thakar, and Ninad Kamat in the supporting roles. The film will stream on Amazon Prime Video from October 6.