'We have teamed up in so many movies that we could tell each other's responses on camera without any discussion.'
"I have done 18 films with Madhuri Dixit!" Anil Kapoor exclaims to Subhash K Jha, as he pairs up with the diva in Total Dhamaal, which releases Friday, February 22.
"We have teamed up in so many movies that we could tell each other's responses on camera without any discussion," he says.
"I am very comfortable working with Madhuri. The last time we came together in a film was for Raj Kumar Santoshi's Lajja in 2001. Now, she's back and looking just as beautiful as she did back then."
Anil is happy that Madhuri hasn't changed.
"It is reassuring when your co-star of many years takes a break to build her personal life, gets married, has children, comes back and is still the same," Anil adds.
"Believe me, it didn't feel like we hadn't worked together for 18 years. It feels like just yesterday when we did films like Tezaab, Beta, Khel and Pukar."
Anil msingles out Rakesh Roshan's Kishen Kanhaiya as his favourite film with Madhuri.
"We had so much fun mimicking Devsaab and Hemaji. And now, in Total Dhamaal, we had a wild time. The film is non-stop entertainment. There are lots of scenes with animals, some have been shot with real animals. Kids and grownups will love Total Dhamaal.
This will be Anil's second release in a month.
"Total Dhamaal is as different from Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To AisaLaga as chalk from cheese. Audiences will not mind seeing me twice in one month. I haven't had so much fun shooting for a film in a very long time."