'I Made Karisma Kapoor The Star She Is.'
STARDUST UK EDITION|September 2017

This diva of the early ‘90s, in real life, is quite like what we know her onscreen — bubbly, simple, emotional, sensitive and spontaneous. As she says, ‘I do what I can do very well.’ Our very own K..K..Kiran, the cheerful and happening JUHI CHAWLA has always made a point to win over our hearts. Read on as she talks about her films, friendships and more…

Khushboo Tiwari

You were recently honoured with the Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Awards for Chalk n Duster. Congrats! How does it feel?

I got it for two films. One was for Gulaab Gang which was so different from anything I had ever done before. When it came onscreen, I was totally taken aback since it came out fantastic. I’m my own biggest critic. I’m always ready to see myself onscreen and say, ‘Oh, that’s not right, that’s not good, this could have been better’. But when I saw Gulaab Gang, my reaction was, ‘Wow! You did pretty well’. Chalk n Duster, I believe is one of my really good films. I put in all my energy and attention into it. I genuinely thought it was a very good subject. The treatment was also very interesting, it grips you right from the word ‘Go’. It makes you smile, it really touches your heart. It is one of the films that I’m truly proud of.

Are you happy with the kind of roles coming your way? Or do you expect a certain genre or role to be approached for?

I am very happy with the kind of roles and everything else coming my way. In fact, anything in my life that I pick up today, the kind of work I take is because I like doing it. I did do a film called Gulaab Gang about two years ago and I just had such a great time playing a negative role. The response kind of surprised me. I was really hoping to get more such negative, juicy roles, which never happened. I’m going to be working soon in fun, cute, lovable kind of roles that I was always known for. Though I tried to swim against the tides and do something new, it is just that I’m known to be a certain kind of person that exudes some kind of fun stuff onscreen and I’m happy with that.

Do you believe that ‘Juhi Chawla’ as an actor has been appreciated enough?

Who am I and what actress are we talking about? As a person also, I think I have received more than I ever dreamt of. If I really look back squarely at myself, I would say I was an intelligent, maybe attractive girl, but I was given some extra ordinary chances in life. Today, when I go anywhere, all the Asians across the world know me. Most of the people tell me how they enjoyed and liked my work onscreen. I think it is such a big gift already. Whatever work I’ve done, God’s been very kind and showered me with so much name, fame, adulation and love. I’m extremely grateful and I totally appreciate what has happened to me.

You have done quite a lot of films with Shah Rukh Khan from Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Darr, Ram Jaane, Duplicate, Yess Boss and more. And you also are a coowner of KKR with him. There have always been praises about your friendship and conjecture about your alleged rivalry. Has the equation with SRK evolved over the years?

Shah Rukh has been a very good friend since we started our careers almost at the same time. We saw dizzying heights of fame and name together. Of course, he is still shining very bright. We have certainly been through big highs and lows, but he is and will always be a good friend of mine. Although, now I don’t meet him that often since he’s busy working. However, what binds us together is our association with KKR. We now have Trinbago Knight Riders of Caribbean Premier League, Capetown Knight Riders and the Global African League. Our association through another means is growing or rather the Knight Rider family has grown.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM STARDUST UK EDITIONView All

'When The Correct Person At The Correct Time Gives You The Correct Advice, You Have To Take It!'

ARJUN KAPOOR candidly confesses to Sumita Chakraborty that he loves being an actor and more.

2 mins read
STARDUST UK EDITION
September 2017

Taapsee Pannu Just Wanna Have Fun!

Unlike her roles - serious and determined, this pretty damsel just wanted to have fun. In fact, she insisted that she wanted to break the ‘reel’ ice and show her real true self. Feisty yet fun, TAAPSEE PANNU is indeed gorgeous. In a free-wheeling chat with Josh Chakraborty, she giggles through her take on life, films and more…

3 mins read
STARDUST UK EDITION
September 2017

'I Made Karisma Kapoor The Star She Is.'

This diva of the early ‘90s, in real life, is quite like what we know her onscreen — bubbly, simple, emotional, sensitive and spontaneous. As she says, ‘I do what I can do very well.’ Our very own K..K..Kiran, the cheerful and happening JUHI CHAWLA has always made a point to win over our hearts. Read on as she talks about her films, friendships and more…

9 mins read
STARDUST UK EDITION
September 2017

Kaale Coatwala Khiladi!

For the longest period of time, we’ve all known him for his fitness, discipline and his daredevil stunts. Afraid of being stereotyped, he later swam to another genre, and naïvely jumped in the well of comedy. However, he surprised everyone and proved his versatility to all those who thought Akshay Kumar was only meant to kick butt in his films. He hosts a plethora of talent and has mastered the art of making people laugh hilariously. Carrying the humour sword through his film jolly llb 2, he stayed true to his character. He was at his humorous best in this delightful conversation too and his answers will leave you in splits. He also spoke about his admiration and respect for the Indian army in between.

8 mins read
STARDUST UK EDITION
March 2017

Bridging Borders

While the entire nation is raving about Bollywood’s leading ladies making India proud globally, we may have overlooked the efforts and hard-work of our macho man SONU SOOD. He’s bridged the cultural art gap amongst two nations through his performance as an actor and newly, also a producer. The hunk had just landed in Mumbai from Dubai, and despite a busy schedule for the day, he happily accommodated a quick and delightful conversation with Gayatri Nirmal.

3 mins read
STARDUST UK EDITION
March 2017

Dutt's The Way!

The original rockstar of Bollywood, SANJAY DUTT is back! And, how! He’s been on a signing spree and has signed some very good films for top banners. He’s looking fit ‘n’ fab and is rarin’ to go. In an exclusive conversation with Sumita Chakraborty, Bollywood’s mellowed rebel talks about his second coming, films, jail stint and his quest for a peaceful life. Read on, you’re sure to be enthralled.

10 mins read
STARDUST UK EDITION
September 2017

Sunny Side Up

One doesn’t need Chaar Botal Vodka to be mesmerized by her Desi looks. Her Glamorous Akhiyaan and Pink Lips have romanced the nation. And yes, this Baby Doll of Bollywood is here to stay and sizzle. Redefining oomph since the time she has entered B-town, her latest song Piya More from Baadshaho is ruling the charts. Sharbani Mukherjee catches up with the super sexy SUNNY LEONE to explore her views on life, career, Bollywood and motherhood. Read on…

4 mins read
STARDUST UK EDITION
September 2017

A Non Starry Star

This multi-faceted Southern superstar is a combo of everything one can ask for. Actor, writer and producer there is nothing this persona hasn’t tried his hands on. Dressed in a brown blazer and blue jeans, this young gentleman lightens up the mood with his friendly approach and witty answers. After giving a stunning performance in Raanjhanaa opposite Sonam Kapoor, he is back with his Tamil film VIP 2 opposite Kajol. DHANUSH gives Riya Lakhmani a glimpse of his life, film and more…

5 mins read
STARDUST UK EDITION
September 2017

“Sex Is Completely Overrated In India.” --- KIARA ADVANI

She is unquestionably the new red hot pataka of Tinsel Town. And now Stardust presents to you the naughty side of the Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast gal KIARA ADVANI. Want to know her thoughts on open-relationships, sex, one-night stands and more? Read on... 

5 mins read
STARDUST UK EDITION
September 2017
RELATED STORIES

US FUND KKR INTERESTED IN ITALIAN TELECOMS GIANT TIM

The Italian telecommunications company TIM is assessing a non-binding “indication of interest” by the U.S. investment fund KKR to acquire the entire capital share, a potential 11 billion-euro deal.

2 mins read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

Ford Foundation's Darren Walker: ‘We Have to Get Uncomfortable'

DARREN WALKER, 62, disrupted his Wall Street life more than 25 years ago when he left what is now UBS Group AG to volunteer at a school and eventually pursue a career in community development and philanthropy. Since 2013 he’s been at the pinnacle of the philanthropic world as president of the Ford Foundation, created by the family of automaker Henry Ford during the Great Depression to advance human welfare.

8 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Guys of Miami

stylist showcase

1 min read
Apollo Male Models
Summer 2021

Forging a path to carbon transparency

HOW LOGITECH’S LOW-CARBON DESIGN STRATEGY IS TRANSFORMING AN INDUSTRY

2 mins read
Fast Company
Summer 2021

HELPING HANDS

Adult Daycare Stimulates Minds While Offering Caregivers a Change of Pace

4 mins read
Central Florida Health News
April 2021

Looking back at 2020 season

The 2020 season will absolutely be remembered for being one of the strangest and most disappointing in franchise history.

6 mins read
Silver & Black Illustrated
February - March 2021

THE ART OFTHE SNACK Alfie's Bar + Kitchen

This month's The Art of the Snack takes us to Alfie's Bar & Kitchen where we find out about this organic and sustainable eatery. Chef Darren Pettigrew talks about what we should think about ordering from signature dishes to cocktails and how they have been navigating these past few months!

3 mins read
Athleisure Mag
December 2020

‘Playing more aggressive, attacking'

For more on what’s happening with Buffalo’s defense, here are some highlights from defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier’s recent press conferences.

5 mins read
Bills Digest
January 4, 2021

Making vital Choices

Whether it is maintaining your precious car or undertaking a major project, you need to make an all-important plan of hoW you are going to undertake the job.

2 mins read
Jaguar Magazine
Issue 205

Young ends remindful of Manley-Mann

When Washington was great, most fans cited the quarterbacks, receivers, Hogs, and cornerback Darrell Green. And, they were all great.

4 mins read
Warpath
December 2020