Manoj was astonished by Madhuri's performance in "Ram Lakhan" and has ever since been a fan of the 1990's Bollywood queen.
"Madhuri has always been one of the most versatile and talented actor for me. Her grace and beauty is something I truly admire from my heart," Manoj said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Manoj is playing Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a doctor who was terminated from his job because of his sexuality, in "Aligarh". The movie, which will release later this year, also stars National Award winner Rajkumar Rao.