Madhuri Dixit, the dhak-dhak girl who made the Bollywood rat race irrelevant by occupying the top slot for almost a decade in the ‘80s and ‘90s, is coming back after spending 15 years away from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai in the quiet anonymity of Denver, Colorado. Madhuri said her husband has a few options in Mumbai that he wants to explore. “I think this was going to happen one day anyway…it’s pre-ordained. We are all very excited, the kids especially,” she said. Madhuri quit Bollywood when she was at the top of her game, a shockingly unconventional move in an industry where stars hang around much after their time is up. Madhuri said she has begun looking for a school for her sons. Dr Nene is also in touch with his friends in the medical field and some top-notch hospitals in the city. Asked what drove the decision to return to Mumbai, Madhuri said there were many factors involved, including the fact that she and her husband would like Arin and Ryan to grow up in India. Madhuri, who won five Filmfare awards and was honoured with a Padmashri in 2008, is returning home in exciting times – Bollywood has delivered some monstrous hits recently; television is now as big as filmdom, if not bigger; item songs, something that should come naturally to her, are as coveted as big films; and small-budget flicks are finding audiences in big numbers.