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Anil Kapoor: “Working With Madhuri Time Simply Seemed To Have Stopped Still”



“Would you believe , I’ve done  18 films  with  Madhuri Dixit!”  enthuses Anil Kapoor as he teams up  with  Dixit  once again in Indra Kumar’s  Total Dhamaal.

The two actors  had teamed  up with  Indra Kumar for  the  iconic hit Beta in  1992.

Says Anil, “We’ve  teamed  up in so many movies that we could tell  each other’s responses  on camera without any  discussion. I am very comfortable working with  Madhuri. The last time we came together in  a  film  was  for Raj Kumar Santoshi’s  Lajja in 2001 and now she’s back,looking just as beautiful  as she did back then.”

Anil is happy Madhuri hasn’t changed. “It is reassuring when your co-star of  many years takes a break  to build her personal life, gets married has children comes back and is still the same. Believe me, it didn’t feel like we hadn’t worked together  for 18  years. It felt like just yesterday when we did films like Tezaab,  Beta, Khel and Pukar.”
Anil singles out Rakesh Roshan’s Kishen Kanhaiya as  his favourite film with Madhuri. “We  had so much fun mimicking Dev Saab and Hemaji. I  still remember that. And now inTotal Dhamaal we had a wild time. The  film is non-stop entertainment. There  are  lots  of  scenes with animals.Some  of them have been shot with real animals. But all of it is  pure fun. Kids and  grownups  will  love Total Dhamaal.”

This would be Anil  Kapoor’s second  release within a  month.

“That’s true,” he concedes. “But Total Dhamaal is as  different  from Ek Ladki Ko DekhaToh Aisa Laga as  chalk from cheese.Audiences  won’t mind seeing me twice in one month. I haven’t had so much fun shooting for a film in a very  long time.”

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