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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Madhuri mourns MF Husain's death

MF Husain's favourite muse, Madhuri Dixit mourns his death. She says, "I was was out of the blue. It is a very, very sad day for me! ...India has lost a jewel."
The legend, MF Husain, lives on in the hearts of his admirers. One of them is 'world's most beautiful woman' - Madhuri Dixit Nene. The title was bestowed on the actor by none other than the celebrated painter himself.

MF Husain, the grand old man of Indian art who started his artistic journey by painting movie billboards, had more than a passing fascination for Bollywood and its beauties.

Actress Madhuri Dixit was MF Husain's first muse. According to him, she wasn't only a pretty picture, but also a complete actor. Her dance movements enarmoured him - the batting of her eyelids, the grace in her movement, and the magic of her smile.
He was so charmed by the bubbly Madhuri Dixit in Hum Apke Hai Kaun that he watched the film 67 times and booked an entire theatre to see her comeback movie Aaja Nachle in 2007.

M F Husain has painted beautiful women, but the one he was most enamoured by was undoubtedly Bollywood's dhak dhak girl Madhuri Dixit. The actress who is based in Denver now paid a tribute to, probably her most ardent admirer, so far in.

Saddened by the unexpected demise of the legend, Madhuri conveyed her deep grief over phone from Denver. "I will fall short of words to express myself on this legend. He shared a very beautiful bond with me. I will always miss him. May his soul rest in peace" says the actress.

The actress further remembered M F Hussein as a man full of child-like qualities. "Age never touched him. We were in touch always. He would travel a lot and would call me from different parts of the world to share smallest and big details about his life and profession. It was so sweet," the actress recalled fondly, adding, " I had invited him to come over to Denver several times, but Husain saab was always busy. I wish I could have met him once", wished the actress.
"I live in the US. There is a time difference. It was shocking. There was no indication of something like that happening. It's very very sad. It's a sad day for me," says Madhuri.

She continues to fondly remember him, "There was a little child in him, who was excited about everything that he saw. There is no doubt in my mind that he ever wanted to hurt people's sentiments, it is just perception- how he looked at it and how people look at it."

Comedy script for Maduri

Legendary painter MF Husain was all set to re-unite with his muse Madhuri Dixit to make a comedy film.

Husain, who made his Bollywood directorial debut with Gaja Gamini starring Madhuri Dixit, was scripting a comedy with the actress in the lead, said her secretary Riku Rakeshnath.
"He had called me to say that he wanted to make a film again and we were supposed to meet in London or Dubai to discuss it further," Rakeshnath, who was a producer on Gaja Gamini, told PTI.

"He was writing the script of the film, which was to be a comedy with Dixit in the lead," he added.

Rakeshnath recalled his experience of working with Husain on Gaja Gamini over a decade back, saying, "He was full of energy and had a strong memory. He remembered each shot and dialogue."

Husain's love for Bollywood beauties was well-known and Dixit impressed him so much that he watched her film Hum Apke Hain Kaun 67 times. He also immortalised the actress in his paintings.

After Gaja Gamini, Husain went on to make Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities with Tabu.

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