Madhuri Dixit’s Birthday: Five Films Where She Played BadA**

Madhuri Dixit is Bollywood’s evergreen beauty and as she turns 50, here are five films which prove that she is the queen of heroine-centric films

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Madhuri Dixit’s Birthday: Five Films Where She Played BadA**

Madhuri Dixit ruled the roost as Bollywood’s queen bee in the ‘90s and even during an era dominated by larger-than-life heroes, she stood her own ground and played strong women onscreen.

And with her second innings in Bollywood, she has once again picked heroine-centric films.

Since her debut film Abodh in 1984, Madhuri has remained a pivotal part of the Indian entertainment industry and on her 50th birthday, here are the five films where she played bad-ass women.

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The Prakash Jha directorial, which released in 1997, starred Madhuri Dixit, Shabana Azmi and Shilpa Shirodkar. The film was a commentary on social and gender injustice and Madhuri played Ketki, a feisty woman who stands up against patriarchy. The film was invited to the London Film Festival in 1997 and Madhuri received the Best Actress award.

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Lajja, the 2001 Hindi drama was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. Madhuri played Janki, a theater actress who becomes an unwed mother and then rescues another woman from the clutches of domestic violence. The actress had received Filmfare award for best supporting actress for the film.


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Madhuri made her comeback with Aaja Nachle in 2007, which again was a heroine-centric film. She played a single mother who challenges societal norms to open a dance school in a small town in India.  


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The black comedy directed by Abhishek Chaubey starring Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, and Huma Qureshi, released in 2014. , Madhuri signed on to play Begum Para, a woman who is not afraid to use her feminine wiles to get her way. Couple that with the onscreen chemistry between Madhuri and Huma, and here was another mould-breaking performance.


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Gulaab Gang, revolved around Madhuri’s character Rajjo who locks horns with a conniving and shrewd politician, Sumitra Bagrecha (Juhi Chawla), who uses people. 

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