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February 20, 2019

Juhi 'skips' Dilwale due to bad reviews

Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla have featured in memorable films like Yess Boss, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and Darr and the actress said that she cannot wait to pair up with her close friend again.

The duo, whose on-screen chemistry and real-life friendship is adored by many, last worked together in 2005 film Paheli. Since then they have made special appearances in each other’s films.

The onscreen pair of Shah Rukh and Kajol made a comeback last year with Dilwale. When asked when can fans see SRK and Juhi together, the actress told PTI: “Next time you interview Shah Rukh, why don’t you ask him this? If I have my way, I would work with him this year. It is about finding that script and that maker, who will say, ‘Okay let me put you both together’. But I would love to work with him again.”

Juhi, who is yet to watch Dilwale, said she decided to skip the film as it did not get good reviews. “I haven’t heard many good things about the film. So, I thought of skipping it. It is okay. Even if I don’t watch, it wouldn’t matter.”

Juhi, 48, said she would like to collaborate with another superstar Aamir Khan, with whom she made her Bollywood debut in Qayamt Se Qayamat Tak.

“Aamir and Shah Rukh are my favourite co-stars. I have grown in my career with them. I would love to work with Aamir,” she said. Juhi was quick to add that she should first do a film with Salman Khan as the duo have never been on screen together.

Juhi will be next seen in Chalk n Duster, co-starring Shabana Azmi and Divya Dutta. The movie will be released on January 15.


Vidya Balan falls ill on New Year

Like us, most of the Bollywood celebs must have made some plans or the other to usher in the New Year.

This year, however, Vidya Balan and family won’t be in a celebratory mood because, she was rushed to Hinduja hospital and was admitted for suspected kidney stones. Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur were en route an undisclosed destination abroad to usher in the New Year when she experienced sudden pain.

A source close to the actress said, “The couple had already boarded a connecting flight from Abu Dhabi to their destination and while the aircraft was gearing for take-off, Vidya experienced a shooting pain in her back. The pain was so severe that the paramedics were called on board and they were deplaned. Vidya was later taken to a clinic at the airport for examination.

Just Bollywood wishes Balan a quick recovery.


Tough to work with Farhan, says Big B

Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who has portrayed complex roles effortlessly in his over four-decade-long career, said that he has always found it difficult to work with actor-director Farhan Akhtar.

Farhan, who directed Big B in Lakshya, co-stars with him in upcoming film Wazir.

When asked about the experience of working with Farhan, 41, Big B said: “It was tough for me to work under Farhan and it was tough for me to work with him as an actor. Farhan has grown up in front of me. It was just wonderful to be in his company.”

The 73-year-old actor said that Farhan also expressed his views as a director for Wazir, which was directed by Bejoy Nambiar.

“He was a director there (Lakshya) and an actor here (Wazir). But during the making of this film, there are points that he may have viewed as a director and brought it up. That’s very interesting,” Big B said.


Sanjay Leela Bhansali says Bollywood shouldn’t worry

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whose film Devdas was India’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 2003, believes that the Indian film industry shouldn’t worry too much about the coveted US award.

“Why should we be so worried about the Oscars and why do we want an acknowledgment from foreign (film industry)? Why is that? Do they ever say that they need a National Award?” Bhansali said.

He who is enjoying the success of his latest film Bajirao Mastani, said, “I have no idea and that’s the fun of it. I want to go into the New Year discovering new ideas. At the moment I am enjoying the success of Bajirao Mastani,” he said.



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