Madhuri returns to Mumbai to promote 'Aaja Nachle'

Madhuri Dixit who was apparently not satisfied with her comeback film "Aaja Nachle" will nevertheless be in Mumbai to promote it after Yash Chopra persuaded her to do so.

The actor, who lives in the US, will be in Mumbai Wednesday to attend the promotional events for "Aaja Nachle" that releases Nov 30, Chopra said here Tuesday during a visit to accept the Zenith Asia award for his contribution to cinema at a ceremony organised by the National Films Archives of India.

Apparently, the actress felt Yash Raj Films did not deliver the promised goods and therefore refused to promote "Aaja Nachle".

Chopra, who gave her a makeover in his super hit "Dil To Paagal Hai", had a tough time convincing her to change her mind.

The director said his son Aditya met Madhuri in Detroit last year and convinced her to make a comeback with their film. She accepted the offer and came to Mumbai from the US, where she lives with her husband Sriram Nene and their two children. She was in India for almost seven months to complete the film.

The actor had taken a sabbatical after "Devdas" and will be seen in a film after five years.

Chopra, who hasn't directed any film after his cross-border love saga "Veer-Zaara", also talked about his forthcoming venture which he plans to start in January next year.

"I don't direct too many films these days because I am short of ideas. I can only make romantic movies. I'm finalising the script for my next film. I cannot make action movies and that is why Yash Raj produces movies made by young and talented directors," Chopra told IANS.

He is also looking forward to Yash Raj Films animation movie "Road Side Romeo", which is being made in collaboration with Walt Disney. Chopra doesn't want to compromise on quality and has allocated a huge budget for the film, which is expected to release sometime in June next year.

He said: "For the first time, we have an Indian animation movie with the quality of Disney animation."

Indo-Asian News Service