Juhi Chawla says she is grateful that even after three decades in the film industry, the audience looks forward to watching her films. The actor, who was one of Bollywood’s reigning stars in the ’90s, believes her dedication and loyalty to the craft is key to her relevance in Bollywood.
“People still accept me with open arms and I love the fact that the makers have a role for me. I am totally grateful for all this. I don’t want to question it or analyse anything. Acting is all I know. I don’t know what I would be doing other than this. I am a good worker with a happy attitude and will be on the sets whenever there is a good opportunity,” Juhi said.
The former Miss India catapulted to stardom with films in the romance and comedy space like “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak”, “Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke”, “Darr”, “Daraar”, “Ishq” and “Yes Boss”, among others.
The actor said she was initially unsure of her path but found her way over the years. “When I started I did not know where I was headed, I did not know what were my strengths were. As I started working more, I realised that when there is a fun sequence, I enjoy it a bit more. It comes easier to me,” she said. “Today I have a goodwill, name and recognition that has come through my work. That pushes me to scout for another good opportunity. I have always been excited to work with a good director who has a good story to tell,” she added.
Juhi also experimented with her choices – most notable being her work in films “3 Deewarein”, “Jhankaar Beats”, “My Brother Nikhil,” and “I Am”. “I tried very hard to do something different but the offers were not as good. I tried doing different stuff. I did films like ‘Arjun Pandit’ and ‘Daraar’. I had put my heart and soul into it but strangely those films did not work at the box office. I was happy doing stuff that was funny and happy,” she said.