Mumbai, Nov 29 (UNI) Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, who is making a comeback on the celluloid after a gap of six years with 'Aaja Nachle', says it was a difficult decision to work again.
The actress, who was in the city to promote the film, releasing on November 30, said, ''There is a lot of expectation that rests on your shoulders and can weigh you down sometimes. There is always a confusion whether this will be a right kind of move and whether people will like me in this kind of a role.'' ''When we were working, it was such a beautiful experience throughout that I have to keep my fingers crossed that people like the movie,'' added Madhuri during a media interaction recently at the Yashraj studios here.
Speaking about her expectations from the movie, the actress said, ''When you are making a comeback, everything you do, you want it to be the best, because there is a lot of speculation on what the subject should be, what kind of role I should play. There is lot of genuine happiness from different people I have met and they are genuinely happy to see me do a movie after a long time.'' ''Besides, I have two kids now and my reponsibility is not just towards my film but also towards the children. There was always an apprehension about how they will adjust to Mumbai because they have never lived here for a long stretch of time,'' the diva added.
She said her children had thoroughly enjoyed their stay in city during the film shoot earlier this year. ''My elder son has started speaking Hindi, singing Hindi songs,'' she added fondly.
Speaking about her character in the film, Madhuri said, she had essayed the character of Diya, who was extremely strong and independent. She elopes with someone she falls in love with and tries to make a life for herself in New York. Later, she realises the person she ran away with had charged and this was not what she had come new took for. She has a child. She is a choreographer, who makes a life for herself in the city and follows the ideals of her guru. But, when she returns to her native town, people do not like her anymore. She tries to save something that is very close to her heart, something that she believes in and how she stands by it and sees the whole mission through is what the movie is about.
Speaking about the character of Diya, Madhuri said, ''I see her as a very intelligent and a very strong person, who does not sit and cry over her problems, instead takes everything in her stride with a positive mind. She always looks forward to life and believes in the spirit of people, she believes that goodness exist and everybody has a good side and something good comes out of it.'' When asked what made her accept the film, she said the film narrated a story of believing in something and standing by it.
''It is a very 'feel good' kind of a movie which is relevant in today's times where you see western culture taking over everywhere and our own roots are fading away like the theatre. It is a dying art which needs to be revived. I think it is like basically going back to your values, your roots and back to your culture,'' she added.