Juhi Chawla: Films are still hero-centric

For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App As in, 15 years ago there used to be one or two women on the sets of a film with 100 men. They are wearing tinier clothes, they are becoming size-zero, they have to look very cool and comfortable with live-in relationships…. The actor, who joined the team of Epic channel’s TV show Sharanam as a narrator, doesn’t understand the pressure on women to “prove their equality”. Related News
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Published: December 16, 2017 4:01 pm

Juhi Chawla carved a niche with hits like Darr, Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Mr. Rai’s project, and might star with Anil Kapoor in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. She experimented with her craft after her marriage to businessman Jai Mehta in 1998, by taking up films like 3 Deewarein, My Brother Nikhil and Jhankaar Beats. Why so much pressure on women? But neither is there any confirmation on the projects, nor did Juhi choose to speak about them. “I am not exactly sure what’s going on about any debate on gender, equality and stuff in the world right now. Meanwhile, Sharanam… and I am considering some more work on television.”
What should one expect with Sharanam? In the past few years, Juhi was seen in Gulaab Gang and Chalk N Duster. “I am working in a film which will go on the floors in January and again it is a very interesting script. Today, there would be maybe 35 women and 65 men in a film unit, which is great,” Juhi told IANS in an email. “The beauty, the richness, the culture, the wisdom and knowledge that people have… that is what you will see in the show Sharanam,” she said. I will continue it — may be a little less than before. I mean women are one half of society and are responsible for creating the other half. “I feel we are putting a lot of pressure on the girls on-screen. The actor feels the pressure on female actors is also increasing. Khiladi, Ishq and Duplicate. “So, yes, the opportunity to go out and be working and the freedom has increased for women. “I don’t even see why it is a question that women should prove their equality. She carved a niche with hits like Darr, Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Mr. I think you will hear more details from the production house which at some point will make its announcement. & Mrs. I feel they were anyway superior. Khiladi, Ishq and Duplicate. Some things have changed for the better and some… I am not sure if we are headed in the right direction. Is this an expression of freedom? So why do they have to prove anything?”
A former Miss India Universe, Juhi made her cinematic debut with the 1986 film Sultanat. & Mrs.