Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit Nene will take Bollywood fans on a nostalgic trip as she pays tribute to her contemporary of the 1980s, the late Sridevi, at an upcoming award ceremony.
The event, scheduled to be held on Sunday, will extend its support to the United Nation’s HeForShe cause and will see B-town stalwarts lend their support for the initiative. Male artists pledge to stand in solidarity with women and face gender inequality together.
Madhuri will dance on super hit tracks of veterans Hema Malini and Rekha, but the highlight of the performance is scheduled to be a heartfelt tribute to Sridevi.
“When I was approached to do this performance, it left me both overwhelmed and excited. Given that the awards are supporting the HeforShe movement, I thought it was also time for the women, especially in Bollywood, to celebrate each other and express solidarity with each other.”
She added, “My performance is purely to take fans down memory lane while reveling and celebrating their magic.”
Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor and her Dhadak co-star Ishaan Khatter will put on an act inspired by their film at the event, to be co-hosted by Shah Rukh Khan and Varun Dhawan.
“This stage is special to me because my mother was a Lux superstar. I am glad to be performing for my first ever awards night with my favourite co-actor and friend Ishaan, since he has always supported me up to this stage in my career,” she said.
Expressing her sentiments on her first-ever award show performance, Janhvi stated, “Since this is my first performance, I am working extra hard on perfecting my moves and I hope the audiences will shower us with lots love again.”
Shah Rukh mentioned he is looking forward to celebrate cinema’s beautiful ladies. “Hosting for this very special audience has always thrilled me and continues to fill my heart with lots of love for these superwomen.”
Varun continued, “It is humbling and delightful to be chosen to host for the ladies. This year’s theme HeForShe is something I want to take a stand for. Shah Rukh is the best at hosting and to get a chance to applaud the divas alongside him is a dream come true. I have coveted his title of the ‘King of Romance’ and ‘Ladies Man’ for a long time, and if I am able to live up even to half of his legacy, I will call myself fortunate.”
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