Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit – are these two names in the Hindi film industry that will always be engraved in millions of hearts until eternity. The two actresses not only emerged as financially viable stars, but also left their male counterparts impressed by their charismatic personality. Both then consolidated their position in the film industry, reached the heights of their super-celebrity and became emblematic of their era, then happily settled into domesticity.
After a sabbatical of more than a decade, they once again demonstrated their relevance in the entertainment world by making a comeback with their respective films – Aaja Nachle (2007) and English Vinglish (2012). In fact, Madhuri even praised Sridevi's performance in English, and had lost confidence in him, when he stated that "they are relevant even today." But there was a time when Sridevi and Madhuri were one of the biggest rivals in Bollywood, while they were both at the peak of their acting career.
Back in the 1980s, Sridevi was undoubtedly the ultimate diva and was named India's first Indian superstar who dominated Indian cinema. Jaya Prada was unable to match her level until she crossed paths with Madhuri Dixit, who made her entry into Hindi cinema in the late 1980s with Tezaab (1988).
Thanks to her stellar performance at Tezaab, Madhuri became an overnight star and also became the new sensation of dance with her energetic and energetic number Ek Do Teen. She quickly became the delight of all filmmakers with her sparkling eyes and her perfect face imbued with flawless talent in dance and acting. No one could resist his charming smile that was worth a million hearts. But its growing popularity had begun to become a threat to Sridevi, who at that time had embarked on the world of sophistication.
While Madhuri quickly began to feature on the filmmakers' wish list and work with actors such as Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Anil Kapoor, Sridevi seemed rather stuck with actors like Rishi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. Sridevi's glorious career had suffered enormously when her big-budget film, Roop Ki Raani Choron Ka Raja (1993), produced by her husband, Boney Kapoor, was bombed at the box office, resulting in huge numbers. losses that have upset not only the professional life, but also the personal life. well. Meanwhile, Madhuri climbed the ladder of success and appeared in nearly 6 films, including Khalnayak in 1993.
Not only in the late 80s and mid-90s, the rivalry between Madhuri and Sridevi simply refused to go out even after they chose to appear on the big screen after more than a decade with Aaja Nachle and English Vinglish. There was a lot of excitement and eagerness among moviegoers to watch Madhuri perform on the big screen. But Sridevi showed everyone that even though she had not been in the business for years, her aura, her talent, her charisma did not fade over time.
But the best part of the rivalry between Sridevi and Madhuri was their personal admiration for each other and their work. The word "insecurity" did not exist at all for them. In fact, Sridevi and Madhuri were even registered to congratulate each other 's work and admit that they had been dazzled by their performances in their respective films.
No matter what you do, the end result will always be this one: "There could never be another Sridevi and there could never be another Madhuri".