Juhi Chawla has enjoyed a great and long acting career of more than 30 years in the Bollywood industry and continues to work even today. She was last seen in this year release Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga alongside Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, and Rajkummar Rao but it’s a fact that she has slowed down now. Her fans surely miss her more than the number of films she does.
But it’s not all intentional. In her recent interview with Hindustan Times, Juhi said that she doesn’t get satisfying film offers now. “Films still come to me though few and far between, but not necessarily satisfying. There’s a sifting process. There are some which aren’t worth considering at all. Not to put anyone down, but some who come really don’t have a proper project or a complete story. I’ve worked in smaller films and in big projects, too. I was lucky to get ELKDTAL… But Chalk N Duster was a new producer, a relatively seasoned director but not a known name and we managed to make a good film.”
She further said that she feels awkward to pick up her phone, call someone and tell that she needs work, “I loved the script so much, I went with them to Shabanaji saying ‘Can we do this together’. I’ve done that too. But I’m not very good at…well I feel very awkward picking up the phone and saying I want to work. Though I wouldn’t say I’m eager on quantity, but I’d love some amazing quality work to come and then have it win.”
Juhi Chawla has done many entertaining films like Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Deewana Mastana, Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, Ishq, Andaz Apna Apna etc and romantic films like Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and more in her career. We will surely like to see her in more movies.
Meanwhile, Juhi Chawla’s kids Arjun & Jhanvi are grown-ups now. Earlier talking about their interests and Bollywood debut plans, Juhi said, “My small monkey Arjun has clearly told us, ‘Mom don’t even think about it’. With Jahnavi, I’m not so sure. Arjun is quite funny and good with mimicking accents. He’s actually hilarious, so I feel sometimes that he could maybe try.” Juhi said in a statement.
“Janhvi is an avid reader. If there is anything she likes in this world, and if you ask her what she wants as a gift, it will be a book. She said she wanted to be a writer. Then she went through a phase where she said ‘Okay I want to be a model’. Tomorrow she might say ‘I want to be an actress’. Then she might say she wants to drop all this and do sports. I don’t know, but I have learnt one thing that you have to let your children do what they want,” she added.