After ruling Bollywood for a long time, Madhuri Dixit became one of the most iconic names in the history of Indian cinema. From her co-stars to film directors to choreographers and fans, everyone used to get weak in their knees watching her grace, aura and talent. What is more, she is one the few actors in Bollywood who has retained her charismatic image till date. Today on the occasion of her 50th birthday here is something that will astonish everyone and will prove that she was indeed the actress who defined the era and made it her very own.
It won’t be wrong to say that Indian cinema, since its beginning, has been dominated by men in terms of both popularity and income. We have seen actors charging way more than any leading lady in the industry. However, it was Madhuri who broke the odds and went ahead to become an actress to bag a payment over that of the actor she was working with. So, it came as quite a surprise when actor Anupam Kher made the revelation that Madhuri was paid more that superstar Salman Khan in the movie ‘Hum Apke Hain Koun’ back in 1994. As per an Amar Ujala report, Madhuri was paid a sum of Rs 2.75 crore which was a huge amount during that particular time. None of the actresses got such huge payments during that era.
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Not only this, but the ‘dhak dhak’ girl also has many other achievements under her name. In a report by Indian Express, Madhuri has been the actor for whom Saroj Khan used to choreograph exclusively. She is the only actor on whose name we have a film named ‘Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon’.
An elegant diva in the truest sense, Madhuri Dixit has fans not just in India but also across the world in the form of the larger Indian diaspora. A self-confessed Madhuri fan, Ranbir Kapoor had agreed that it was a dream come true moment for him when he got the chance to share the screen along with her in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ‘Ghagra’ song.