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Personal Agenda: Juhi Chawla on her negative role in Gulaab Gang and more

brunch Updated: Nov 17, 2013 00:27 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
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Juhi Chawla shares her thoughts about her negative role in Gulaab Gang, young actresses, her personal life, dreams and more.

Birthday: November 3

Sunsign: Scorpio

Place of birth: Ambala

Hometown: Mumbai

School/College: Fort Convent School, Mumbai and Sydenham College, Mumbai

First Break

As Zarina in Sultanat (1986)

Currently I am...

Juggling some film work, a couple of endorsements and being a good mommy Point of your Life

Becoming a mother

Low point of your Life

Losing my family members

If you weren’t an actress, you would’ve been…

I don’t know. I was destined to be an actress.

You are doing a negative role in Gulaab Gang for the first time. How was the experience?

Initially, I couldn’t understand how and why the director could consider me for such a role. But after he convinced me, I had a great time doing it.

If you could act in a classic, which one would it be?

Pakeezah or Basanti’s role in Sholay.

A piece of advice you’d give to a young actress.

That they should work hard and not get distracted by all the glamour around them.

Who is your 3am friend?

My fridge! When I come back late from shoots, I just raid my fridge.

Your dream destination...

Switzerland. But I haven’t been there in a while

The best thing about motherhood..

It’s a journey you haven’t travelled before, so it’s full of surprises. To see your kids grow up is beautiful.

The most touching thing your kids have done for you

Once they made a collage of all the things I say to them. And suddenly, I could see myself through their eyes.

You have three minutes to pack, what do you take with you?

You are asking a lady that! I’ll take my iPhone, iPad, all my prayer things, toiletries, pyjamas, a couple of T-shirts, a pair of jeans, hair tongs and straightener. And a bit of make up.

Your strategy in a crisis

Take a deep breath and try not panicking.

Your favourite street food..

Paani puri and bhel puri.

The biggest risk you have taken..

Joining Bollywood. I still don’t know what got into me then.

A song that describes your current state of mind.

All Izz Well from 3 Idiots.

The last thing you bought under Rs 10.

Aaj kal under Rs10 mai kuch nahi milta. Even beggars ask for more than Rs 10.

A black saree or a black dress, what do you prefer?

I don’t wear black at all.

What’s on your bedside table?

The Bhagvad Gita, although I haven’t read it yet.

The last line of your autobiography would be…

"Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost…"

My movies

One film you have seen more than five times.


The most paisa vasool film.

Fukrey and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

The most overrated film

Kai Po Che.

The film that was a part of your growing up years


The first film you saw on the big screen

How would I remember that!

From HT Brunch, November 17

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