From being archrivals for the longest time in the 90s, to taking a hiatus together (around the same time) and now, with the news of their film “Gulaab Gang”, Juhi Chawla and Madhuri Dixit might just be the new BFFs in the making.
An almost identical career graph, Juhi made her acting debut in 1986 with Sultanat, while Madhuri started acting with 1984 film Abodh. But both the actors had their first commercial hits in 1988 — Juhi made it big with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, while Madhuri rocked the nation with her Ek Do Teen number in Tezaab. Both were archrivals in the 90s. While Madhuri was the ultimate dancing queen, Juhi was loved for her amazing comic timing. Having worked with all tops actors and the Khan brigade, both of these beautiful ladies gave us some very memorable films and guess what? They are back to star together in Gulaab Gang!
Gulaab Gang, directed by a debutant director Soumik Sen and produced by Anubhav Sinha, will feature Madhuri in the lead role while Juhi will be seen in the lead negative role. The movie is loosely based on the fierce Gulabi Gang — a group of Indian women vigilantes based in Uttar Pradesh who work for the welfare and rights of women; they help protect those who are abused and beaten up by their husbands.
This will be the first time ever that two will be sharing screen space.
When asked about her experience acting with Madhuri in the film, this is what Juhi had to say, “I think she has been one of the best co-stars I have had so far. There was a time when we were archrivals and that rivalry remained for many years. We used to talk a little but whenever we met at any function or on the sets of any film, we would just say ‘hello’ to each other and move ahead”.
But now, both of them have put that rivalry aside and Juhi is anxiously looking forward for the film’s release. ”After so many years, we now had an opportunity to work together in a film. The script is very strong also — Madhuri is the hero and I am the villain,” she added.
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