1) You won’t believe what she was paid for ‘Hum Aapke Hai Koun’!
She was allegedly paid Rs 2.75 Crores, back in 1994! Well, it never hurts to know one’s true worth, as is evident here.
2) She has been nominated 14 times for the Filmfare Best Actress Award
Madhuri is said to be the actress with the maximum number of nominations in the Best Actress category, out of which she has won 4 times. If only one could keep a track of the number of hearts she’s won over the years!
3) Madhuri initially wanted to become a microbiologist!
Her initial dreams were far from being a Bollywood queen! Turns out, after she received the degree in microbiology, she wanted to pursue a career in the same field. Can you imagine her NOT being the diva that she is?
4) M.F. Hussain has watched Hum Aapke Hai Koun 67 times!
One of her biggest fans, the legendary painter has been very vocal about his love for her. When Madhuri Dixit made a comeback to Bollywood after years of being away, M.F. Hussain booked an entire theatre to watch Aaja Nachle. Woah, that’s some fandom.
5) There’s a calendar which begins with Madhuri’s birthdate!
A fan from Jamshedpur has launched a calendar in which the year begins from 15th May which happens to be Madhuri’s birthdate. Not only that, he has even appealed to the Government so that her birthday is declared as a public holiday. What?
6) Her costume for Kahe Chedd Mohe weighed 30 kgs!
And even then, she pulled off the complex dance with such ease!
7) In the great Pandit Birju Maharaj’s words, “Madhuri is the best Bollywood dancer”
Madhuri has had the luck of being the only new-age Bollywood actress to have been choreographed by the legendary Kathak guru Pandit Birju Maharaj for the film Devdas. And to receive such a compliment from Panditji is an achievement in itself!