Juhi Chawla All Praises For Arch-Rival Madhuri Dixit

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Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla at Film Gulab Gang Wrap Up Party at the Shock Pub
Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla at Film Gulab Gang Wrap Up Party at the Shock Pub

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla will be sharing screen space with her contemporary Madhuri Dixit, for the first time in ‘Gulaab Gang’.

Interestingly, back in the late 80’s the two were arch rivals. ‘Gulaab Gang’ is the story of a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists who dye sarees for a living and fight against social injustice. It is loosely based on Sampat Pal’s ‘Gulabi Gang’.

At the ‘Gulaab Gang’ wrap up party, Juhi Chawla looked classy in a gorgeous golden attire. Shared the actress, “I enjoyed working in ‘Gulaab Gang’ because I was working with Madhuri in the film. First time we shot the scenes with each other.”

“I think she (Madhuri Dixit) has been one of my best co-stars,” added Juhi. “There was a time when we were arch rivals and that rivalry remained for many years. We used to talk little bit. Whenever we met at any function or on the set of the film….just said ‘hello’ and moved ahead.”

“After so many years, we both have got an opportunity to work together in a film. Besides, when I accepted that the script is very strong and she (Madhuri) is the hero and I am the villain in the film, it became very easy to work in the film,” said Juhi who seems very excited to try her hand at being a villain for a change.

‘Gulaab Gang’ is co-produced by Anubhav Sinha and Abhinay Deo, and directed by debutante Soumik Sen.

“Soumik did one of the best things. He called the whole gang (team) of the film and read out the script. Before the shooting of the film, he called me and Madhuri in his office and said, ‘You people talk about anything, whatever you want to’. So, that was an ‘ice breaker’ before going on the set.”