However, few people know that the Bollywood diva made her acting debut with the 1984 film “Abodh” alongside the late Bengali actor Tapas Paul, who died last year after cardiac arrest.
Although the film sank at the box office without a trace, critics appreciated Madhuri Dixit’s acting. The breakthrough Bollywood diva film was Tezaab (1988) and she continued to dominate the big screen with “Ram Lakhan”, “Parinda”, “Ilaaka”, “Khalnayak” and other such films becoming the star. reigning Bollywood.
‘Abodh’ starred Madhuri Dixit, Tapas Paul, Vinod Sharma, Ashok Saraf, Mohan Choti and Dinesh Hingoo. The film was directed by Hiren Nag and produced by Tarachand Barjatya.
Nag, who is often credited with the successful launch of Madhuri Dixit’s career, has also had several other films to his credit, including “Geet Gaata Chal” in 1975 and “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se” in 1978.
Meanwhile, Tapas Paul failed to recreate his magic in Bollywood, but he did have the opportunity to star against a future megastar. The versatile Tollywood actor will be remembered for his memorable and moving portrayal of a wide range of characters in films including Dadar Kirti (1980), Saheb (1981), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Gurudakshina (1987) and Anurager. Choyan (1986) to name a few.