I am obsessed with Madhuri Dixit
"In my every film I wanted to direct Madhuri… right from `Khamoshi` to this date. I am obsessed with her. No other director is as obsessed as me about Madhuri," Bhansali told PTI.
Madhuri essayed the role of Chandramukhi in Bhansali`s `Devdas` (2002).
"I waited for two-and-half years during `Khamoshi` at her door to ask her to read the script but I couldn`t get through to her. So I made the film without her. During `Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam` also I tried but it did not happen. Then I ensured that in `Devdas` Madhuri was there," the 48-year-old director said.
"When we were doing the film she called saying she was getting married and asked if I (still) wanted her in film. I said even if you are married or have a child I want you to play Chandramukhi," he added.
But Bhansali was upset that he had to wait for four years to see Madhuri – who was one of the judges for the fourth season of `Jhalak Dikhla Jaa` – performing.
"I waited for four years as a director to see her dance as Chandramukhi, whereas in `Jhalak Dihkla Jaa` the contestants got to see her every two minutes. I was very upset. This is unfair. I waited for four years for her. She is such a great and natural artist. She lights up the performance," Bhansali said.
"With our busy schedules, we couldn`t meet up (when he made his latest, `Guzaarish`). But we did speak on phone. She saw `Guzaarish` and called me saying she loved it. It meant a lot to me when she said she loved every minute of the film," Bhansali said..