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Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit

Anil and I go back a long way. We've done so many films together -- Tezaab, Zindagi Ek Jua, Kishen Kanhaiya, Ram Lakhan, Beta, we are pratically family. Most of the films we starred in were hits. We are very good friends and the audience thought we made a great pair onscreen.

Anil has always been a helpful costar, always willing to go that extra mile. He is extremely professional too. I recall shooting a song for Pukar in Alaska. The temperature had dipped below freezing point and I had to wear a chiffon sari. It was freezing. Donít ask how we managed it. I turned pale and Anil had to keep me warm with his leather jacket. But it was fun.

In fact, working with Anil has always been fun. I am very good friends with his family too. He deserves the National Award for Pukar.


Madhuri Dixit

Padmini Kolhapure

We did Woh Saath Din together, which was based on a South Indian film. Even in those days, when Anil was a newcomer, he was always eager and willing to learn... never late on the sets, always adding that extra bit for a scene to make it special.

He still is the same today. Look where his dedication and hardwork have taken him today - right to the top. He is one of the finest actors we have. Simply the best.


Madhuri Dixit

Aishwarya Rai

We did Taal and Hamara Dil Aap Ke Paas Hai. He is such a good costar. My role in Hamara Dil... was complex and Anil helped me a lot with the finer nuances.

He is a fine actor; working with him was a fabulous experience. I look forward to working with him. He never tries to steal scenes from his costars. He does his homework and is very spontaneous.


Madhuri Dixit

Juhi Chawla

If you think there is anything bad to say about Anil Kapoor, you had better forget it. He is a fine actor and a finer human being. Always so loyal and dedicated to his family. A perfect actor and a perfect gentleman.

He's always willing to help costars with difficult scenes. We have done so many films together but his best performance was in Virasat which was based on a South Indian film Thevar Magan directed by Bharathan, starring Sivaji Ganesan and Kamal Haasan. Anil Kapoor is a natural.


Madhuri Dixit

Karisma Kapoor

We have done many films together and I don't have a bad word to say about him. I saw him recently on Rendezvous with Simi Garewal. Despite of being such a fine actor, I don't know why he is so insecure.

On the sets he comes across as a narcissist. He keeps making faces at himself in the mirror, but then again every actor is self-conscious and nobody is an exception.

Anil Kapoor is so loyal to his family and his profession both. A very fine person. I truly admire him.

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