I thoroughly enjoy being a homemaker: Madhuri Dixit

It might be hard to imagine Madhuri Dixit engaged in everyday household chores, but the actress insists that is exactly what she does back at home in the US.

The 43-year-old actress, who married doctor Shriram Nene in 1999 and has two sons, said that settling down in family life wasn't tough as she always tried to lead a normal life even during her diva days.

"I grew up in a different atmosphere with very middle class values, I was never treated like a star at home. For me acting was just a profession - I loved performing, dancing in front of the camera; but I was a normal human being at home," Madhuri told PTI.

And her daily routine in Denver, Colorado, is just like any other mother-of-two.
"Wake up in the morning and get the kids dressed, make some breakfast, take them to school, drop them off, pick them up, do everything else in between... cooking, driving, cleaning," said Madhuri.

She set the silver screen on fire with her glamour and acting prowess, so prominent in 'Tezaab', 'Dil' and 'Beta'. Her fans are waiting for her to make a comeback, but Madhuri, who is in India for three months to judge a TV show, says she cannot stay long enough to work in films.

"I cannot stay here for long because I have a life back there which I thoroughly enjoy. I have to take care of my schoolgoing kids. I can do one film at a time and then go back - its like having two homes," she said.

Last seen in 'Aaja Nachle', the actress said she has been reading scripts but is yet to sign any film.

Also known for her dancing skills, Madhuri has delivered hit songs like 'Ek Do Teen', 'Channe ke kheth' and 'Dola Re'. She still finds time to practice Kathak everyday in between her household work.

"I do practice sometimes an hour or maybe half, depending on the time I get. It enriches me physically as well as spiritually and keeps me slim."

Times have changed and the Padma Shri honoree rues that Bollywood dancing today is more western as classical dance is losing prominence in films.

"Today's generation is very fast, they want everything quick. Hip hop can be learnt overnight, but not Kathak. It is sad that young people today do not have that patience and classical dance, which is our roots, is not getting attention. It should be brought back in focus," she said.

Madhuri's sons Arin, 7, and five-year-old Ryan are now waking up to the fact that their mother is famous.

"They understand a bit now that their mother is a known person when other people recognise me on the road. When I was coming for 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa', they were very excited, 'We are going to watch you on TV?'," she said.

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