Mumbai: After much thought, Bollywood dhak-dhak girl Madhuri Dixit has refused to play mother to co-star Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor in a desi version of ‘Freaky Friday’.
Talking to a daily, a source close to actress Madhuri said, “When Anil Kapoor offered her Sonam`s mother`s role Madhuri was in two minds. She felt hesitant about playing mother to a girl in her 20s. At the same time, Madhuri also felt awkward about turning down Anil`s offer, an actor with whom she has shared a very warm relationship in the past. So she decided to first watch ‘Freaky Friday’. But yesterday Madhuri decided that the role would not suit her, especially after her last abortive attempt at a comeback in ‘Aaja Nachle’. Many protest posts were put up on a social networking site against Madhuri playing mom to Sonam."
However, when contacted Madhuri, her Indian business manager Rakesh Nath confirmed the reports and said, “After much thought Madhuri has decided not to do the Indian remake of ‘Freaky Friday’. She will inform Anilji about her decision as soon as he returns from South Africa.”
Does Madhuri still nurses Bollywood diva dreams or is shy of acting her age?