Only Madhuri can replace me in ‘Guide’ remake: Waheeda Rehman

August 6th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Legendary actress Waheeda Rehman says Madhuri Dixit is the only actress who can do justice to her role in Dev Anand’s all time classic “Guide”, if it is remade today. “The role requires an actress who should be a good dancer. Madhuri is both a good actress and a dancer,” she said in Mumbai Tuesday at a function organised by Enlighten Film Society to felicitate her for her contributions to movies.

She recalled how Hiralal, who choreographed the dance sequences of “Guide”, worked hard on her and how she tried her best to come up to his expectations. The film was released in 1965.

“Shooting for ‘Guide’ was one of my best experiences because the movie itself was close to reality,” she remarked.

The veteran actress also said that her role in “Guide” was completely different from what she played in “Mujhe Jeene Do” (1963) and “Kohra” (1964), which were released before that.

In “Guide”, she played a woman who leaves her oppressive husband and finds freedom in the company of a guide who helps her fulfil her artistic ambitions.

The veteran actress, who was seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s hit film “Rang De Basanti”, was presented the Taj Enlighten Tareef Award by the tea brand Brooke Bond Taj Mahal.

The brand has associated with Enlighten Film Society and multiplex chain Cinemax to provide a platform to showcase the best of the world cinema in India.

The screening of “Guide” followed the felicitation function held at the Cinemax theatre.

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