After last being seen together nearly two decades ago —in 2000’s ‘Pukar’ — Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit have once again answered the siren call of the silver screen and will be starring together in a new movie. The Bollywood stars were a popular pair in the ’80s and ’90s, starring together in successful films like ‘Jamaai Raja’ and ‘Beta’. Popular on-screen couple of the 90s, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit are all set to return after 18 years. According to reports, the duo will begin shooting for Indra Kumar’s adventure comedy, ‘Total Dhamaal’. Kumar said, “All three of us are shooting together 26 years after ‘Beta’ and I’m excited about reuniting with my blockbuster jori. I remember a week before the film’s release, we picturised ‘Dhak Dhak’. It was a last-minute addition and it created history. We were all blown away when we saw it for the first time.” The director also added that Kapoor and Dixit will play husband and wife in the film and have been preparing for their roles for a while. He stated, “I can’t reveal any details except that Anil goes by the name of Avinash and all of us call him Avi.” Madhuri Dixit is not the only actress Anil Kapoor is reuniting after 18 years. He is all set to recreate ‘Taal’ magic with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in another musical, ‘Fanney Khan’. Like ‘Total Dhamaal’, Anil and Aishwarya are not romantically paired opposite each other. Aishwarya essays the role of a glamourous singer and Anil will play a father in the film. Kapoor and Dixit will be shooting for the film for the next 15 days. Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffri, Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Mishra and Pitobash will be joining the duo as well. Directed by Indra Kumar, the film is helmed under the banner of Fox Star Studios, produced by Ajay Devgn Films, Maruti International & Fox Star Studios. Published in Daily Times, April 17th 2018.