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Madhuri Dixit to star as lead in ‘Maja Ma’

Update : 16 Sep 2022, 10:47

Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit Nene is all set to come back to OTT with her new film ‘Maja Maa’.The film will be released on the platform on October 6. 

The film is about a loving mother who unwittingly becomes a hurdle in her son's marriage plans and contests societal norms. Madhuri Dixit Nene will be playing the lead in the movie Maja Ma.

Directed by Anand Tiwari and produced by Leo Media Collective and Amritpal Singh Bindra, ‘Maja Ma’ is Prime Video’s first Indian Amazon Original movie, set against the celebratory backdrop of a traditional festival and a quintessential, colourful Indian wedding.

It boasts of an ensemble cast including Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Rajit Kapur, Sheeba Chaddha, Simone Singh, Malhar Thakar and Ninad Kamat.

The debut track from Maja Ma is out now. "Boom Padi" is an upbeat and garba song that features Madhuri returning to the screen in her trademark dancing attire. Fans loved it. After the video’s release on Thursday morning, people praised the song, Madhuri’s dance, and Shreya Ghoshal’s singing. As Urmila Matondkar performs on Aa, Madhuri Dixit can’t help but dance in her chair.

Fans praised Madhuri’s energy and dance in the comments. One fan wrote, “And the queen is back! What an energetic performance.. loved loved loved it.” Another remarked how Madhuri is managing to keep up with the dancers half her age. “This lady is 55! She doesn’t skip a beat and dancing is still impeccable! Oh, we are blessed to have Madhuri Dixit,” read one comment.

Speaking about the film Anand Tiwari said, “The movie is a labour of love for all of us, from the wonderfully talented cast to the hardworking crew, each of whom have put in their best to bring this amazing movie to the audience.”

“The result is a story with intricate storytelling, interspersed with human emotions and several life lessons that continue to be with the audiences long after they have finished watching the movie. I cannot wait to see the reactions to this beautifully crafted story from viewers within as well outside the country,” he added.

“Maja Ma is the first of many original movies, that will launch directly on our service. This movie is also special for us as it showcases a female protagonist and her strength of conviction, beautifully portrayed on screen by the Bollywood icon, Madhuri Dixit,” said Aparna Purohit, head of India Originals, Prime Video.  

She further added, “Along with a powerful storyline, the movie features beautifully composed music which is intricately woven into the story. It has been a pleasure collaborating with Anand Tiwari and Amritpal Singh Bindra once again and we are sure Maja Ma will resonate with our viewers across the globe.” 


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