The ageless and resplendent Madhuri Dixit is perhaps one of the few divas who can make the hearts of men from every generation do a somersault! And while we can’t wait to see her dazzle the silver screen again (boy! it’s been so long), we lap up every bit of her gorgeous smile in the odd appearances she makes and the endorsements she does. I had the privilege of having a brief interaction with the ultimate goddess and here are vignettes from that interview. Do write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org about your favourite Madhuri moment.
Why do we mostly see you in Indian wear these days for public appearances? Who are your favourite designers?
Saree is one of my favourite garments and works wonderfully well for any occasion as does a beautiful dress. I like the work of Michael Kors, Rachel Roy, Sabyasachi, Varun Bahl and many more wonderful designers whose creations I have worn in the past
From your backless cholis to your curly locks, pretty much everything you wore on screen in the 90s became a rage. What is that one trademark Madhuri look that you feel became tremendously popular?
The purple ensemble I wore in “Didi Tera Dewar Deewana” in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, became quite a hit- along with the song! It was recreated not just here but even at weddings across the globe.
What does fashion mean to you? What’s your idea of style? How would you define your personal style?
Fashion to me is elegance. Wear what makes you feel beautiful. I love designs that incorporate the best of international and Indian fashion. And I stay away from fashion that is uncomfortable.
What’s in your make up kit?
A current fashion trend you are loving.
Accessories you love.
What’s your beauty and fitness regime like?
A healthy mind and body complement each other. So while Kathak helps me with a spirited mind and body, I take additional care of what I eat- the key being a healthy balanced diet- low carbs and high protein diet but nutritious at the same time, small frequent meals almost every two hours. I drink lots of water and avoid caffeine based drinks since they tend to dehydrate you! Leafy greens and a generous portion of fruit goes a long way in keeping you in the pink of health! Dancing for me is a passion- it gives me a spiritual high, rejuvenates me after a hectic day at work and home with the additional benefit of being a great workout routine!
Your advise to women of all ages to stay beautiful.
Eat healthy, exercise regularly and do things that make you happy- a healthy mind and beautiful heart equals a beautiful you! And whether it is singing, dancing, painting or any other passion – always remember to keep alive in you something you love! Being loved tops the list.