Madhuri Dixit seems to be rejecting films left right and center. The actress has said no to more than five big films offered to her in the last few months. I’ve heard that some of the projects she was offered – and declined – are Zoya Akhtar’s new project, Raj Kumar Santoshi’s next and Nikhil Advani’s next film. Wondering why the actress is saying no to films that, on the surface, look like they’ll be good?
Here’s the thing: Madhuri is only looking for strong author-backed roles that keep her in mind. And although she’s already done Gulaab Gang alongside another leading lady, this time around Madhuri is looking for something where she doesn’t really have to share screen space with another actress. From what I hear, she’s looking to work in a Devil Wears Prada sort of project that has a strong female character like Meryl Streep‘s. She has also started her own film production house and wants to focus on that for some time as well.
While I understand that she wants to pick her films carefully, it’s surprising that she’s let go of projects by filmmakers of such distinct styles. What do you think – is she being pricey or just sensible?