Happy Birthday Madhuri Dixit: Did you know Doordarshan rejected Madhuri for a TV serial? Read this
On Madhuri Dixit's birthday today, let us look back at her success and failure journey.
Today, our dancing diva and beauty queen Madhuri Dixit turned 54. She can easily give a run for their money to all this generation of actresses in this age.
Madhuri gave us so many iconic films like Saajan, Anjaam, Dil, Khalnayak, Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Yaraana, Dil To Pagal Hai to name the few.
Not just this, Madhuri has also given hit performances in songs that are still remembered and played in many dance shows, such as Ek Do Teen, Choli ke peechey kya hai, Dhak Dhak Karne Laga, Maar dala and Chane Ke Khet Mai.
But there was a time when Madhuri struggled for roles in TV shows, movies and was not good enough for Doordarshan.
It was reported that Madhuri was rejected by Doordarshan as the said 'no' to a TV show starring her and Benjamin Gilani.
According to SpotboyE, the bureaucrats at New Delhi's Mandi House, where Doordarshan headquarters are located, had rejected a TV serial titled Bombay Meri Hai starring Madhuri way back the mid-1980s. The TV show was to be directed by Anil Tejani.
Madhuri was very disappointed. She again faced the same thing with Govind Nihalani's offbeat film because it didn't happen.
Finally, she got Rajshri Productions' Abodh (1984) but that also didn't work well for her. Later, Subhash Ghai relaunched her with an ad campaign in the weekly film paper Screen.
And the rest is history...