Sure enough the channel offered Madhuri another season of Jhalak�She apparently showed a keen interest in returning to the show.
But now it appears, in order to get her back, the channel would have to considerably upgrade her already-impressive if not astronomical fee.
Apparently Madhuri's fee is larger than any offered a reality-show judge in the history of Indian television.
Says a co-star who has worked closely with Madhuri, �And why not? She brought so much to the table when she came on-board. Jhalak Dikhla Jaa went to another level with Madhuri.�
While channel sources are tight-lipped about the serious re-negotiation, Madhuri who returns to the US this week, is candid enough to admit that another season of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa is being worked out.
Says Madhuri, �We're under negotiation. Nothing has been finalized as yet. Let's see�I really enjoyed my first stint on the show. I am not discounting a second season.�
For now Madhuri is looking forward to joining her husband and sons in the US.
�I don't know when I'll be back. This has been my longest stay in Mumbai away from my husband and kids.
Though my sons joined me in Mumbai during Christmas I still felt the distance. At the moment I can't think of anything but going back to the people who matter the most to me.�
Madhuri hasn't signed any film. �I met directors and heard scripts.But nothing that would tear me away from my children.�
Madhuri is overwhelmed by the response she got during this trip to Mumbai.
�I've to admit this was a very special visit to Mumbai. I felt extremely welcome. But right now I can't say when I'm coming back.�
The channel hosting Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa would have an answer to whether Madhuri returns to Mumbai in the near future.