Posted On Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 08:44:48 AM
In recent times, not one but several actresses have turned producer; Ameesha Patel, Dia Mirza, Lara Dutta and Preity Zinta to name a few. But the surprise package turns out to be Madhuri Dixit Nene as Mirror can now tell you.
When the actress — who in her hey days occupied the top slot for nearly a decade, and who later quit Hindi films while at the top of her game, opting for a life of quiet anonymity instead — returned to India about a year ago, bag, baggage and husband Dr Shriram Nene in tow, everyone thought she was back to pick up her film career from where she had left off.
No one would have imagined the dancing diva had bigger, more ambitious plans up her sleeve, like starting her very own production house for instance. And that hubby Dr Nene would support her in her endeavour.
We’ve found out that the couple have bought 3,000 square feet in the building near Infiniti Mall called Maurya Landmark.
Most of the space is earmarked for the office, work on which has started, and is expected to be complete within six to seven months.
As of now, the husband-wife team is busy meeting up with film directors so as to flag-off their first venture that will probably be on floors by next year. It is learnt with Madhuri at the helm of affairs, most filmmakers are keen on sealing the deal with her, given the sheer number of years the actress has spent in the industry, and the goodwill she has garnered.
The soon-to-be head honcho of a full-fledged production house, and her doctor husband have even zeroed down on a few names for their brainchild. The final call however remains to be taken.
Apparently, the idea took seed even before Mr and Mrs Nene set foot in Mumbai. Meanwhile, Dr Nene will continue to be actively involved with his profession while supporting the dhak-dhak girl’s venture like a good husband.