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Madhuri Dixit-Nene Honoured At Morocco’s Marrakech Film Festival

Showbiz Dec 08, 2015

Iconic Indian film actress, Madhuri Dixit-Nene was honoured with special tribute at the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco.

Madhuri Dixit-Nene, only 48, is quite young to be a legend, but her work speaks for itself. Being the most nominated Indian film actress at the prestigious Filmfare awards and having won five herself, Madhuri Dixit-Nene is an indivdual whose career is emulated but never duplicated.

With over 30 years in the film industry, just over 78 films in her repertoire, a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films and performances, and a gigantic roster of hit dance songs (seriously we can't keep up with this last one), Dixit-Nene is someone to be admired. So it comes as no surprise that one of the world's most well-respected film festivals decided to honour this cinema great.

Madhuri Dixit-Nene poses for a selfie with fans at the Marrakech International Film Festival.
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This past Friday, thousands of fans gathered together to get a glimpse of the actress as she made a glamorous appearance at the Marrakech International Film Festival where Dixit-Nene was bestowed with a tribute alongside other international stars including Hollywood greats Bill Murray and Willem Dafoe.

Honoured for her contribution to acting and Indian cinema, Dixit-Nene claims that while Indian cinema is still quite chauvinistic, making an impact with a small role, or finding the right script was the key to her success. “The men are seen as ‘virile'…they could be, like, 80 years old and will still be considered for lead roles. I think things are changing, very subtly, but I am hopeful there will be a massive change soon" Dixit-Nene tells The National.

“That said, I think the kind of roles that have been written for women have changed for the better. Before, there used to be only two roles that we used to get as women; we would play the victim or the aggressor" she continues.

Holding her award, Madhuri Dixit-Nene flashes her million dollar smile.
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“If you see the kind of roles I have done; even when it was a chauvinistic, male-dominated kind of industry, I still managed to do something where my role was on a par with the hero of the film. And so that is what I will keep doing. Even if it’s a little role where you can assert yourself, that can make a big difference" claims Dixit-Nene.

Madhuri Dixit-Nene graces the red carpet at the Marrakech International Film Festival wearing Indian designer Tarun Tahiliani.
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The actress graced the red carpet and the stage bedecked in classic South Asians hues of maroon and gold and made quite the fashion statement. The actress wore a gold lengha sari and maroon blouse by popular Indian designer Tarun Tahiliani.

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Tarun Tahiliani lehenga sari.

Film director Anurag Kashyap was also in attendance at the festival and managed to capture all the Madhuri fan frenzy on his instagram account. From screaming fans, to a dance on stage, it was Madhuri Mania!

Madhuri Mania at the Marrakech International FIlm Festival.
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The director even took an opportunity to snap a selfie with the actress herself. Who knows, perhaps we'll see her starring in a Anurag Kashyap film soon as well. Now that would be a film!


With the beautiful Madhuri Dixit and @melitatoscan at the Marrakech Film Festival

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Dec 5, 2015 at 12:47pm PST

Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Anurag Kashyap pose for a selfie along with Melita Toscan.
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