Juhi’s ‘wonderfully long’ Bollywood journey

MUMBAI: Indian actress Juhi Chawla, who has completed more than 25 years in the industry, says she never imagined that she’ll have such a long innings in Bollywood.

Talking to IANS, Chawla said, “My journey has been wonderfully long! I am today amazed, I am still around, relevant and visible, which I never even imagined 25 years ago. I just had no clue that I would be around for so long!

“I am grateful and happy for this. Overall, my journey has been eventful, and I am glad, I have been in movies! I mean once one has worked here, the highs, the lows, laughter, tears, insecurities, self-centredness, fame, adulation, heartache, hardwork, and just everything has been fantastic! It has all been a great lesson in life.”

The manner in which Chawla has managed her film commitments and business endeavours while taking care of her family has been commendable. “Well, sometimes it’s been a little overwhelming, but now I make sure to just take one thing at a time. I try not to overcrowd my whole schedule, so that’s why I pick and choose what I do.”

Her performance in a negative role in Gulaab Gang was appreciated with Chawla even being nominated for Filmfare best supporting actor. She will now be seen as a teacher in upcoming educational drama Chalk N Duster.