Madhuri Dixit, a Bollywood actress, recently discussed her childhood and what others thought of her.
Madhuri portrays Anamika Anand, a Bollywood celebrity whose inner troubles contrast sharply with her public image, in her debut online series The Fame Game.
In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the Devdas star claimed that she is “very open,” while choosing to be silent at times.
“As a youngster, I was both fun and bashful.” Many people assumed I was snobbish because I didn’t say much, but that wasn’t the case. It was only that when I stepped on stage, I forgot about the rest of the world…something changed within me. I felt like I belonged there, that it would bring out the best in me. But I’m a jovial guy who enjoys making people laugh. I may be silent at times, but not to the point of saying, ‘Don’t speak to me.’ “I’m rather open.”
“I grew up with one brother and three sisters, but my parents never put out the concept that only males can achieve success,” she added, expanding on her childhood years. My father was very encouraging of all of us in whatever we chose to do. ‘Go out into the world and do what you want,’ he used to say. But you have to work hard because it’s 2% genius and 98% hard work’.”
She claims to have instilled the same values in her sons, Arin and Ryan