Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit Nene, who was recently seen in Total Dhamaal alongside Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn, has expressed hope that working women will not be asked about their ‘comeback’, adding that only women are asked the question, not the heroes of our movies.
“When a hero is away from a screen for a long time, no one asks him when he would be making a comeback, but actresses have to face this question, ‘When are you coming back in films?’ every single time. If actresses are not doing films for sometime, it’s their personal choice. Don’t constantly ask them about their return to showbiz or films. Like other people, our priorities also differ from time to time,” Madhuri said.Be it during the time of her marriage with Shriram Madhav Nene in 1999 or after the birth of her sons Arin (2003) and Raayan (2005), Madhuri took a break from movies to devote time to her personal life. She said, “I have been asked about my comeback so many times... I didn’t work for years and there was one mandatory comeback question always asked to me. I don’t know what to say about it, but now I hope this thing will change in future and there will be no more ‘comeback’ questions being imposed to working women.”
The 51-year-old took a break of five years after starring in 2002’s Devdas. In 2007, she came back on-screen with Aaja Nachle and then was away from films for seven years before featuring in Gulaab Gang in 2014. She has just featured in the comedy entertainer Total Dhamaal and will soon be seen in Karan Johar’s period drama, Kalank.
Having started her career in Bollywood with film Abodh in 1984, the ‘Dhak dhak’ girl owns a huge body of work despite her sporadic appearances on-screen post-2000. Not only films, she has featured in several reality TV shows as a judge. She was a part of shows like Dance Deewane and Jhalak Dikhhla Ja, owing to her flawless dancing skills.