Happy birthday to Juhi Chawla.
Viewers of bollywood films wish Juhi Chawla happy birthday on 13th November, 2008. Although she had grown old she still has huge fanclub who still remember her hit films. She impressed the viewers with her first film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, opposite Amir Khan released in 1988. The music composed by Anand Milind played a very significant role in the success of the film with songs like “aye mere humsafar”, “akele hai” sung by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan becoming super hits. Juhi Chawla gave elegant lips in the songs of the film.
Her film Darr, opposite Shahrukh Khan and Sunny Deol, stormed bollywood with hit songs and encounter of Sunny with Shahrukh who played a negative character for the first time. Juhi Chawla was sublime in the dance sequences of the songs “tu mere saamne”, “jadu teri nazar”, which became superhits. Juhi Chawla established herself in the list of top actresses and was rated after Madhuri Dixit in the early 90s.
Her hits films included Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke opposite Amir Khan, Bol Radha Bol opposite Rishi Kapoor, Ishq opposite Amir Khan, Jhoot Bole Cowa Kate opposite Anil Kapoor, Duplicate opposite Shahrukh Khan, etc. The songs of most of these films were successful and Juhi gave excellent lips in all of them including “ghunghat ke ar pe dil barkha”, “bol radha bol”, “ishq hua”, “la lai lai”, to name a few.
In the mid-90s Juhi Chawla launched her own production house along with Shahrukh Khan with the title Dreams Unlimited and the films produced by them also were appreciated by the viewers. Both of them acted in the film Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani which was launched by their own production house. Both acted in the role of journalists who initially competed against each other but later became friends. They saved Paresh Rawal, an innocent citizen against false charges of being involved in terrorism. The music of the film became hit including the songs “I’m the best”.
Juhi Chawla also was comfortable in comedy roles and she balanced the comedy conception of Anil Kapoor and Govinda in the film Dewaana Mastana with her own style of acting. She showed her timing sense also in the film Jhoot Bole Cowa Kate.
With the appearance of new actresses in the late 90s like Aishwarya Rai, Preeti Zinta, Kareena Kapoor, Juhi Chawla faded away from the bollywood arena.
She continued to perform in character roles and also made her presence felt in hit films like Salaam-e-ishq which had been released in the recent times. But the glamourous representation of Juhi Chawla ended in the last 10 years. Her admirers expect her to continue the good work and appear in bollywood films with bigger roles and more frequency in future.