Madhuri Dixit is all set to come up with her new film titled Maja Ma, where she plays a Gujarati woman and shares her love for Thepla and Garba.
Arundhuti Banerjee, Team OTTplay
Last Updated: 07.11 AM, Sep 23, 2022
As the trailer for the upcoming Amazon original film Maja Ma drops on Thursday, the film's leading lady, Bollywood superstar and dancing diva Madhuri Dixit, shares stories about her love for Gujarati food, thelpa, which she once ate on a 16-hour flight from Mumbai to the US, and other topics.
The actress was present in Mumbai along with the cast and crew of the film, including director Anand Tiwari and actors like Gajaraj Rao, Barkha Singh, and Ritwik Bhowmik, among others.
Madhuri shared with the members of the media, "Since I have many friends who are Gujarati in school and college, I am well-versed in their food, culture and language. I can speak the language too. I really love Gujarati food, be it undhiyo, fafda, or thepla. You know, once, I was told by a friend before I boarded an international flight that the in-flight food wouldn't be good. I packed a portion of food from home and throughout the 16 hours of flight to the USA, I actually ate only thelpas, quite happily. I love Gujarati food to that extent."
She went on to add, "When it comes to the character I am playing in the film, she is very strong and resilient. Her strength of conviction is what really attracted me to her. Of course, this film was an opportunity for me to work with Anand (Tiwari, director) and Amrit (Singh Bindra, producer). I watched their previous work and loved it."
The first song of the film has been released and the audience watched Madhuri doing the Garba dance for the first time. The song is sung by Shreya Ghoshal, Osman Mir, Siddharth Mahadevan, and Souumil Shringarpure.
Expressing her excitement at the same, the dancing queen said, "Yes, this is the first time ever I have done the Garba and what an energetic dance it is! From the time I heard the song, I was like, 'This is it!' Interestingly, despite having danced in all of my previous films, I only did dandiya once and never the Garba. This is my first. I am hoping that the hook step of Boom Padi will become popular during Navratri!"
The film Maja Ma is directed by Anand Tiwari and produced by Amritpal Singh Bindra. It features Barkha Singh, Gajaraj Rao, Sheeba Chaddha, Ritwik Bhowmik, Srishti Shrivastava, and Rajit Kapoor and releases on Prime Video on October 6.