Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene went down memory lane and shared how she was bitten by the acting bug.

“This day back in 1984 I started my journey in Bollywood with Abodh. Join me as I look back at some of the scenes – I’ve had the privilege of working with some very talented people over the years & I’m grateful for all the love #36YearsInBollywood,” Madhuri tweeted on Monday.

Directed by Hiren Nag, Madhuri’s debut film “Abodh” released in 1985 and co-starred late Bengali superstar Tapas Pal. In the film, Madhuri plays the naive and childish Gauri, whose parents are in search for a groom for her.

Actor Madhuri Dixit during the grand finale of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 7 in Mumbai, on Sept. 18, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Madhuri shared a video in which she says: “I decided to go back when it all started and look at a few scenes from the film with you guys. They needed someone with really long hair, so they had to make the whole wig. Though you can see the head is slightly bigger because …it was a very thick wig (says with laughter). I thoroughly enjoyed working on this movie. I think with the movie, I got bit by the acting bug.”

The actress shot to fame with the action-romance “Tezaab” (1988) and went on to court superstardom with top-grossing hits like “Dil” (1990), “Beta” (1992), “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” (1994), and “Dil To Pagal Hai” (1997). She was last seen on the big screen in the 2019 multi-starrer “Kalank”.

The actress, also a producer, is fondly known as Bollywood’s dancing diva owing to her dancing skills.

Mumbai: Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene at the engagement party of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani and diamantaire Russell Mehta's daughter Shloka Mehta, at Antilia in Mumbai on June 30, 2018. (Photo: IANS) by .
Actress Madhuri Dixit

Bollywood dance diva Madhuri Dixit-Nene is celebrating the dance heritage of India as part of Independence Day celebrations. Her online academy, Dance With Madhuri, has launched a global campaign to promote Indian classical and folk dance forms to commemorate the spirit of the nation through the art form.

The month-long campaign will include 11 different dance forms from nine different states of the country.

Mumbai: Actors Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan at the teaser launch of their upcoming film "Kalank" in Mumbai, on March 12, 2019. (Photo: IANS) by .
Actors Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan at the teaser launch of their upcoming film “Kalank” in Mumbai

“In a country of 1.3 billion people, our rich heritage of dance forms holds a very special place and deserves to be celebrated globally. What better occasion to do that than our Independence Day, which is right around the corner,” said Madhuri.

“Our core mission with this initiative remains the same, to give everyone an equal opportunity to learn dance from the best choreographers and experts,” she added.

While Lavani will be taught by Madhuri, dance enthusiasts can learn Kathak from legendary Birju Maharaj, Madhuri and others. Other dance forms include Bharatnatyam, Ghoomar, Bhangra, and Bihu.

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