She is undoubtedly among B-Town’s most stunning leading ladies. Madhuri Dixit may not be seen on the big screen often these days, but the ‘Kalank’ actress has been regular on the small screen. The diva often updates her whereabouts with her massive fan following on social media. Whether it’s her stellar performances or her fashion statement, the star has always been ahead of the curve.
However, not many people know the Bollywood diva had made her acting debut with the 1984 film ‘Abodh’ opposite late Bengali actor Tapas Paul who passed away last year after a cardiac arrest.
Although the film sank at the box office without a trace, critics did appreciate Madhuri Dixit’s acting. The Bollywood diva’s breakthrough movie was Tezaab (1988) and she went on to rule the big screen with ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Parinda’, ‘Ilaaka’, ‘Khalnayak’ and more such movies becoming Bollywood reigning star.
Nag, who is often credited with successfully launching Madhuri Dixit's career, also had several other films to his name, including ‘Geet Gaata Chal’ in 1975 and ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’ in 1978.
Meanwhile, Tapas Paul failed to recreate his magic in Bollywood, but he did get an opportunity to star opposite a future megastar. The versatile Tollywood actor will always be remembered for his memorable and soulful portrayal of a wide range of characters in films like Dadar Kirti (1980), Saheb (1981), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Gurudakshina (1987) and Anurager Choyan (1986) to name a few.