Dubai: Indian artist M F Husain, a self-confessed fan of Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, has booked an entire show of her comeback film Aaja Nachle, releasing in theatres in the UAE on Thursday.
The famous painter, now living here, has reserved 194 seats for the 2pm show at Lamcy Cinema on the day for special guests from all walks of life.
Madhuri had taken a long break from acting after her marriage to US-based surgeon Dr Sriram Nene.
Husain said movie tickets for Aaja Nachle would act as “invites” and would have his autograph and a sketch of the Bollywood diva.
“I’ll also be exhibiting paintings of Madhuri in the foyer of the theatre. I have made these paintings based on her great hits,” he told the Khaleej Times.
“In fact, the paintings are a part of a series I have undertaken and will be exhibited sometime next year as my tribute to Bollywood, the biggest and greatest movie industry in the world.”
Husain is currently painting a series of huge panels that depict the glorious 100-year history of Indian cinema for the exhibition titled, ‘From the Silver Silence of Dadasaheb Phalke to the Golden Dazzle of Madhuri Dixit´.
Dixit told the paper that she was “overwhelmed by his gesture of booking a theatre for my comeback film. I feel very flattered indeed!”.