Madhuri Dixit-Nene was an outsider when she took over Bollywood and had the audiences wrapped around her finger with her stellar performances and dance numbers. However, she revealed challenges of her initial journey during a session at the ongoing FICCI Frames 2017. While in conversation with NDTV’s Vikram Chandra, Madhuri gave her take on nepotism.
Madhuri DixitI think if you’re from the industry, you know how it works, because you’ve seen your parents go through the same emotions, you’ve seen how the whole industry works. When you’re from the outside, you don’t know how it works. So first you have to discover how it works, then you have to make your contacts and even after you’ve done one film, you have to keep doing film after film after film, to Then you have to make your contacts and even after doing a film, you have to keep doing films after films, just to show that you have it, you and you can do it. It is a little difficult to be an outsider... to come into the industry and make a name for yourself. But I think even for the star kids, it’s hard because they are under scrutiny all the time and they are scrutinised in a much tougher way, than what an outsider might come and do. You might be kind to an outsider, but with an industry kid you’ll be a little more harsh. Both things are difficult to do.
Madhuri also spoke about living in the digital world, having married an outsider and the kind of roles that Bollywood is offering her now.