|Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit|
It was only after much cajoling and coaxing that Sridevi started the painful rigamarole of endless media sound-bytes prior to the release of her splendid film English Vinglish that journalists were lucky enough to have an audience with the Queen of Indian cinema. Sadly, it was the year where Koffee with Karan was not running on air (as he was busy directing the sophomoric Student of the Year).
After a campy musical clip announcing the comeback of the show, will K Jo finally get his wish and dream fulfilled by getting Sridevi on his couch for a tongue-in-chic (everyone looks good on his stylish show) and tongue-in-cheek Q&A? Indeed, as many have wondered online, will he manage the coup of coups, by getting superstars Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit together?
|Karan Johar with Sridevi, 2012|
Just as Dixit's Gulaab Gang releases later this year, the dancing diva is bound to hit the roster of TV shows to plug her film. As MD supported Sri in her comeback, it would be extremely gracious of Sridevi to return the compliment. An ideal time to get the shimmering sari-clad ladies to talk shop in the soft-lense chat show.
Unlike the ever-warring faction of fans of the two (god save the trolls online), the two ladies have been indulgent of the other in print. Unlike catty contemporaries, the old school ladies are indeed that; ladies first.
Ever-chatty Madhuri Dixit has been game to appear on the show (having done so twice already) so getting her on the couch might not be too difficult. But the reticent Sridevi will be a hurdle. She has indicated in the past that she might appear if Boney Kapoor's her plus one. But the trouble is loquacious Boney has a way of taking over interviews, leaving Sri to smile diffidently on the side. No doubt he's great fun and full of humour - kindly note the archive of snaps we have of Mr Kapoor making Sridevi laugh over the years, bless him, - but we fans really wanna hear from Sridevi herself. But the question is, will she or won't she?!
Wait and watch.
UPDATE: We are not alone in wishing for this duo to appear together. Even Rediff has posted:
Now, with both ladies more mature, it’ll be wonderful to see them exchange civilities. Or sarcasm.