In the 90s Madhuri Dixit Nene was ultra popular and she was the first choice of the Bollywood filmmakers. She left Bollywood in 1999 and made a comeback in 2011 with the movie Aaja Nachle. Later on, she revived her career with the movies like Dedh Ishqiya and Gulab Gang. Today on her birthday, we have brought you some lesser known facts about Madhuri Dixit.
1. She Literally Carried The Weight
In the movie Devdas, she wore a costume that weighed 30Kg. The costume was designed by Neeta Lulla.
2. She Was Paid More Than Salman Khan In “Hum Aapke Hai Koun”
Madhuri Dixit played the lead role in the movie “Hum Aapke Hai Koun”. According to the sources, she bagged a whopping amount of Rs 2.7 crore for the movie and that amount was more than the amount paid to her co-star Salman Khan.
3. Madhuri Dixit Has A Degree In Microbiology
In the beginning, Madhuri had no interest in acting. She studied microbiology. However, the acting field attracted her and she started her acting career with the movie Abodh (1984). She gained the recognition with the movie Tezaab (1988).
4. A Set Of Flop Movies At The Beginning
She made her acting debut back in 1984 with the movie, Abodh. Well, the movie turned out to be a disaster. After that, Madhuri delivered a series of flop movies before getting recognition in 1988 with the movie Tezaab.
5. Only Female Actor To Be Nominated For Filmfare 14 Times
Madhuri has been nominated in the Filmfare awards 14 times. She won the award six times out of which four is the number of times when she won the trophy for Best Actress Category.