"I get approached for the role of a mother to grown up kids. I say 'No, not now' because eventually I will do that. But I want to go with the flow. Now if you give me an 18-year-old child, it's not fine," Juhi told IANS.
Off screen, she is a mother to two children - a daughter named Jhanvi and a son named Arjun.
The actress is currently busy promoting her film "Gulaab Gang" in which she will be seen in a negative role.
"I thought may be people will laugh at me or something. I was scared about that and skeptical too. But it was the director of the film, Soumik Sen, who could convince me for this role," said Juhi, who will be seen with Madhuri Dixit in the movie.
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It's her choice and her opinion of not wanting to play mother to older teenage kids. In the television industry, it's a tiny bit different because actresses who start out in the shows playing 18-20 year olds, after a few years they get the roles of mothers in their 40s. Those actresses may choose to stay or leave but competition in television is just as tough and the content is limiting so maybe they agree to playing mothers to kids their own age. With Juhi, she has had a terrific run in her career but when an actress gets older, the roles they have are somewhat limited. In the end though, I think the strength of the character is important in deciding for a role but some people have other things they look for in a role or look to avoid.
I'm looking forward to seeing her and Madhuri in Gulaab Gang.
BW is so sexist. Old actors some pushing 50 are acting with girls young enough to be their daughter as their love interest. But they approach women the same age or younger than those actors to play mother's to teenagers or 20 something's?? Get real! Good on Juhi for not going for it and resisting the stereo types! I am in my 30's and I would be insulted if someone asked me to play mother to a teenager. My kids are still very small. I don't think Juhi will mind playing Mum to age appropriate kids!!
Juhi looks amazing. So does Madhuri.
Edited on:15 February 2014 at 4:35pm
I think Juhi, Madhuri, Raveena Tondon are one of those actresses as young and beautiful as they used to look in their times...
Hats off to you ladies! (Yes, no Plastic Surgeries there for sure)
And as far as actors are concerned!
Weren't they always an exception!?
Bollywood has always discriminated btw actors and actresses...
Especially, money wise!
Male dominated industry...not really proud of it!
Your 46 Years old and would not want to play the role of a mother to a 18 years old which is stupid as many young actresses/actors in the TV industry who are well younger then Juhi, in their early 20s play the role of a mother/father to a teenager or an adult and they don't have a problem so then whats Juhis problem. Sometimes the person who is playing the role of a mother/father in reality either they are older, younger or around the same age as their on screen child.
Edited on:15 February 2014 at 1:05pm
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