She in-arguably is one of the finest dancers Bollywood has ever seen. So, the anticipation surrounding Madhuri Dixit’s special number with Ranbir Kapoor — titled ‘Ghaagra’ — in Ayan Mukerji’s next, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, is hardly surprising. And Ranbir himself seems more excited than anyone else. The Kapoor scion is even happy to let Madhuri — who celebrated her 46th birthday recently — be the centre of attraction.
“While shooting, I wasn’t trying to compete with her. I was more than happy with Madhuriji take centre stage. When she is in a song, who is going to take a look at me anyway? She has added a lot to the buzz of the film. I’m sure people will be curious to see her on the big screen,” says Ranbir, who admits that he has “always been a great admirer” of hers.
“We are really thrilled that she has done the song. It was fun doing it. Actually, it was Karan Johar’s ( Producer) idea. He suggested it to Ayan because we always had the scope for such a song (his character, Bunny, is introduced here).
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani releases in UK cinemas on 31st May 2013.