Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla.
Shahrukh Khan has acted in numerous hit films in the last 15 years, and during his successful career had acted with many actresses. But his combination with Juhi Chawla was well accepted by the viewers.
The pair did very well in the film Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman. It was a love story of a young couple and the subject matter of the story was simple. Nana Patekar added attraction in the film with his comedy performance. Both of them also did well in the film Yes Boss. The songs in the film like “na koi aisa geet”, “chand tare”, etc., became big hits. Abhijeet, the singer of major songs in the film contributed a lot for the success of the film.
In Darr, Shahrukh Khan showed his versatility by performing in a negative role. Juhi Chawla was married to Sunny Deol, and Shahrukh Khan chased them in different destinations as he was suffering from mental disease and could not forget Juhi. The songs in the film like “tu mere samne” sung by Lata and “jadu teri nazar” sung by Udit Narayan became very successful. Shahrukh attempted to kill Sunny, and compelled Juhi to marry him while both of them were travelling in a launch. Sunny rescued her from the clutches of Sharukh and killed him. The film played a big role in shaping the career of Sharukh.
The pair did very well in the film Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani. Paresh Rawal was wrongly projected as a terrorist, and both Sharukh and Juhi being journalists, unearthed the truth. Although both of them were rivals at the beginning as they worked for separate organisations but ultimately got united to help Paresh Rawal. The songs in the film “hum logo ko samajh sako to”, “ I’m the best” requires special mention.
Both of them did well in comic roles in the film Duplicate. Sharukh Khan played a double role, with one of the characters having affair with Juhi Chawla, with the other being engaged with Sonali Bendre. The character which was innocent had relationship with Juhi, and their romantic performance needs special mention with songs like “mere mehboob mere sanam”, “la lailai”, etc. Both of them opened film production together and gave successful films. The viewers expect Juhi to make a comeback and continue her good work with Sharukh.
By: Rumi Chatterji.