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Madhuri Dixit: OTT gives people the choice to watch whatever they want, whenever they want

Madhuri Dixit also spoke at length about the shift in roles written for women nowadays.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Jul 17, 2021
 
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Madhuri Dixit-Nene is foraying into OTT space with a Netflix series titled Finding Anamika. In the show, the actor plays the role of a superstar who is also a wife and a mother, but she vanishes without a trace. Now ahead of her digital debut, Madhuri spoke at length about exploring the medium and shared her excitement about being a part of the series. 

Talking about the roles being written for women in opposed to how it was penned earlier, Madhuri told Hindustan Times, "There is so much variety because when we had started, women-oriented films used to be the ones where she is either a victim, or is so docile, or suddenly is seeking revenge in the end. All these things were considered to be female-dominated."

The actor said that the characters written for women are real with flaws and imperfections.

On the boom of OTT platforms in one year due to the coronavirus pandemic which led to people stay at home, Madhuri shared, "It gives people a choice to watch whatever they want, whenever they want, be it a film or series. You don’t have to go anywhere to get that entertainment."

Talking about Finding Anamika, the series also features Sanjay Kapoor as Madhuri's onscreen husband.

Currently, Madhuri is judging the dance-based reality show Dance Deewane season 3. 

Her last movie outing was Kalank which was released in 2019. The film directed by Abhishek Varman also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt. However, the film was a box office failure. Amazon Prime Video streams the film.

The previous year, Madhuri made her Marathi film debut with Bucket List which is directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar. The film currently streams on Netflix.

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