Choreographer Terence Lewis recalled the time he was training Madhuri Dixit, and once witnessed her being verbally abused by her mother in their home. He said she kept yelling at Madhuri in chaste Marathi, giving her ‘jhaad’ for not making her bed and various other things. Terence said he was “blown away” by this and impressed with how Madhuri’s mother kept her grounded despite her stardom.
Speaking on Maniesh Paul’s podcast, Terence Lewis revealed that his mother was quite strict and that’s what kept him going. Speaking of Madhuri, he said he once went to her house to train her in her prime. “I was only 23. I went to her house, and this is 1998, in the midst of Dil Toh Paagal Hai and stuff. She called me home and I was nervous that I was going to be her trainer. She opened the door and at first I thought it was her staff, but her staff was asleep. I had trained other, lesser stars at the time, and they had several domestic helpers.
Terence continued, “She offered me tea and made it herself. Then her mother came. She didn’t care if Madhuri was working out and started giving her ‘jhaad’ for not making her bed, ‘Why did you throw this’ she asked. I was so shocked, this was such a big star, but her mother rebuked her. Madhuri told her with a smile that she was training and that she would do what had to be done after that, but her mother said, ‘Before you go to your shoot!’ I was blown away by this. Her parents didn’t care and didn’t allow her to have a deflated ego, keeping her grounded. This is what parents need to learn.”
Madhuri Dixit made her OTT debut earlier this year with The Fame Game and was recently featured in the Amazon Prime Video movie Maja Ma.