When Madhuri Dixit Called Sunil Gavaskar ‘Too Sexy’ And Expressed Her Madness For Him

July 11,2024

Madhuri Dixit has been a heartthrob for many people since she began her career in the 80s. The national crush for many decades was mad for one of the most popular Indian cricketers of all time. But she was destined to marry Dr. Shriram Madhav Nene. From Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi to Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli and Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul, there are several Bollywood actresses who got married to cricketers. But the most unpopular love was of Madhuri Dixit which she was quite open about. In an interview in 1992, the Dhak Dhak girl shared her fondness for former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar and called him 'too sexy'. 

Madhuri Dixit was 25 and Sunil Gavaskar was 43 when she shared her madness for the cricketer. In an interview with India Today magazine in 1992, Madhuri said “I am mad for Sunil Gavaskar. He is too sexy. I want to run behind him and he even came in my dream.” 

The legendary cricketer was considered one of the best opening batsmen in the Indian cricket team. He was part of the Kapil Dev-led team, which brought the World Cup to India in 1983. On 10th July, Gavaskar celebrated his 75th birthday. 

On the other hand, Madhuri was last seen as a judge in the dance reality show Dance Deewane season 4. The show was also judged by Suniel Shetty. It ran on Colors TV from February to May this year. Apart from judging the reality shows, she was last seen in a movie called Maja Ma which talked about homosexuality in a middle-class family. Directed by Anand Tiwari, the movie also featured Simone Singh, Ritwik Bhowmik, Simran Nerurkar, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Gajraj Rao, Sheeba Chaddha and Rajit Kapur in key roles. The movie is currently streaming on Prime Video.