Madhuri Dixit is an icon, too, but even she's an ardent fan of Amitabh Bachchan.

 As Big B turns 80 today, ETimes caught up with Madhuri to record her thoughts and memories.

 She shared, "It was wonderful. Everyone has looked up to him as an actor and as a personality. 

 I remember watching Amar Akbar Anthony in the theatre.

 HIs dialogue, his voice, the way he spoke - these were learning experiences for every actor.

 He is an institution, just like Dilip Saab was, so when I actually got to work with him.

 There was no way I would pass on that opportunity.

Their most recalled and celebrated collaboration was in the song Makhna from Bade Miyan Chote Miyan.

Madhuri reveals it was an opportunity that she was excited about.