Madhuri Dixit is playing a housewife in her Marathi film debut and she feels she can relate to her character.
In an interview with Indian Express, the star spoke about her film Bucket List and why she chose to sign it.
"Bucket List is a content-driven film. My character, Madhura Sane, is a housewife who decides that she needs to take control of her life and in the process rediscovers herself," said Madhuri.
"This is the life of every married woman, and not just in India. Women lose themselves somewhere when they get married. Family, kids, husband, in-laws and parents take priority over everything else. We forget to think about ourselves. Madhura is one such woman."
The Devdas actor says that the role was one she could connect with: Of course. I am a wife and mother, and when my kids were younger and I was looking after them, I forgot about myself. I was not the centre of the universe anymore.
But she doesn't feel she lost out on anything as an actor post marriage.
"People ask me why I married when I was at the top? I tell them I did so because I found the right man and the rest didn’t matter, not even my career. I allowed my heart to take me places. Today, there is no dearth of exciting projects but I pick and choose, also based on the time I have at hand. Sometimes, when I feel my kids and family need me, I take longer to pick up a new project."
Speaking on the Me Too issue in Bollywood Madhuri said she never "experienced it". "I wouldn’t know about the casting couch practice because I never heard of or experienced it. But I suppose today it makes a difference that people are willing to listen to a woman speaking; they back her up instead of targetting her. Women were probably more scared then."