Madhuri Dixit’s Maya Ma is all set to open in theaters this Thursday. A special screening was organized by the makers in Mumbai prior to the release. In addition to the all-star cast – Madhuri Dixit, Gajraj Rao, Barkha Singh, Ritwik Bhowmik and Srishti Shrivastava – other celebrities spotted at the screening included Karan Johar, Nora Fatehi and Maniesh Paul. Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri Khan’s children Suhana and Aryan, as well as Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda, were also among those in attendance. Now KJo has rated Maya Ma on social media. In an Instagram post, he called the film “a brave, poignant and crowd pleaser.” The filmmaker added: “This dramedy hits the spot with its relentless storytelling…oscillating between emotion and humor…you walk out with a sense of sunshine.”
It’s all because of Madhuri Dixit, according to Karan Johar. He wrote: “Mainly because of the luminous and stunning Madhuri Dixit, who plays Pallavi with such integrity and poise… She is simply a joy to watch in every frame.”
Written by Sumit Batheja, Maya Ma is a family entertainer set against a traditional and colorful Indian wedding. It shows Madhuri Dixit playing the role of a talented middle aged dancer named Pallavi Patel.
Karan Johar in his post also praised the entire cast of the film for “on point” performances. He wrote: “Curses to the entire cast… Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Simone Singh… All the performances are on point and top notch. I’m obsessed with Sheeba Chadha and Rajit Kapur, who BOB and PAM play with pure genius. They are tearful. I want a spin-off please.”
Anand Tiwari also received warm congratulations from Karan Johar for “directing a challenging story with such ease and skill.” The filmmaker congratulates producer Amritpal Singh Bindra “for always raising the bar for content.”
“Look at this little gem and you’ll be a Maya Ma time. Releases on October 6,” Karan Johar concluded his post.
In response to KJo’s post, Madhuri Dixit, Gajraj Rao and Ritwik Bhowmik thanked him and dropped red heart icons in the comments section.
Read Karan Johar’s review of Maya Ma here:
Maya Ma marks Madhuri Dixit’s second digital project after Netflix’s thriller series The fame game.