Dancing diva turns singer Madhuri Dixit has shown off her
singing chops in Gulab Gang.
Her dancing skills are legendary. However, not many people know Madhuri Dixit is a talented singer as well. In a first, the actress has lent her voice to an entire song from Soumik Sen’s Gulab Gang starring Juhi Chawla and her in the lead. Giving her company is her mother, who, we hear, has done an equally good job.
Producer of Gulab Gang Anubhav Sinha confirmed the news and said: ‘It is a little known fact that Madhuri sings beautifully. In fact, her mother always wanted her to be a classical singer. We are extremely happy she has sung first for our film. You will get to hear her soon.’
Explaining how it panned out, Sinha said: ‘There was a scene where Madhuri breaks into a song. We discussed the idea of changing that particular moment into a full fledged song. We asked Madhuri and she was game for it. The song in question will appear in the first half of the film.’
About her mother being part of the track, Sinha said it was a last minute decision. ‘Soumik made some quick modifications in the song when Madhuri sprung a surprise at the recording studio by walking in with her mother. The entire unit knows her mother is a good singer and Soumik too felt he should request her to sing,’ he said. The recording was completed recently at Empire Studios in Andheri.
‘Madhuri and her mother completed the song in all respects in two hours. Both have done a fabulous job, and we are very impressed,’ said Sinha.
With this, Madhuri joins the elite club of Bollywood celebrities who have also tried a hand at singing – Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, among others.
Madhuri Dixit (born 15 May 1967) is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi films. Often cited as one of the best actresses in Bollywood, Dixit made her film debut in Abodh (1984) and received wider public recognition with Tezaab (1988). She went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema’s leading actresses, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing.
-With New Age input