Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat


Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

Juhi, Manisha bond in Kashmir

ruky786 IF-Stunnerz

Joined: 12 August 2006
Posts: 41375

Posted: 25 January 2011 at 12:16pm | IP Logged
Juhi, Manisha bond in Kashmir
Priyanka Jain, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, January 25, 2011

Despite both of them being in the industry for 20 years, Onir's I Am is Juhi Chawla and Manisha Koirala's first film together. Describing the experience as "pleasantly refreshing", Chawla says, "Manisha is a very open-hearted person. In the past, we have never gone beyond exchanging pleasantries. We have never been on the same set at the same time. So to come together as friends on screen after all these years was wonderful."

Chawla claims to love all of Koirala's films from Saudagar (1991), Khamoshi The Musical (1996) to Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995). During the shoot, she adds that they spent time walking around Srinagar and having conversations over tea. She says, "We mostly spoke about where our lives are now and what we plan to do in the future. Soon after the film, Manisha got married and I am very happy for her." In Onir's film, which consists of four short stories - Omar, Afia, Abhimanyu, and Megha, Chawla features in two. She says, "Each film is based on real-life stories with fear as the common theme."

On her character in Afia, Chawla says, "I play an affluent career woman who resists the idea of going back to Kashmir (her hometown) even for two days. She has not made peace with her past and has hurt and misgiving in her heart about Kashmir and its people. She is unable to forgive them for what happened to her family."

She adds, "As a child, she had to flee with her parents, live in refugee camps and then at relatives' houses. Their dignity was lost and her uncle was burnt alive by people her family once considered friends," informs Chawla.

For someone who hadn't travelled to Kashmir before, Chawla says, "When I went for the shoot, my immediate experience of Srinagar was that people are trying to lead normal lives despite the presence of armed forces all around the city. People want to be free, they want tourism back and yearn for peace."

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:


Rekha_ji IF-Dazzler

Joined: 27 June 2010
Posts: 4549

Posted: 25 January 2011 at 4:54pm | IP Logged
Thanks for posting, I had forgotten they were working together.
They have both worked with Kajol, Karisma. Would be interesting to see their chemistry.
  • Page 1 of 1

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Kashmir crisis inspires Suniel Shetty

Author: ansari   Replies: 3   Views: 424

ansari 3 424 04 August 2010 at 6:14pm by TheRowdiest
Sanjay Dutt gets nostalgic in Kashmir (Article)

Author: Salmanayesha   Replies: 0   Views: 487

Salmanayesha 0 487 27 June 2010 at 11:47pm by Salmanayesha
Bollywood tale of orphan puts spotlight on Kashmir

Author: Hindu_4life   Replies: 0   Views: 352

Hindu_4life 0 352 10 March 2009 at 9:06am by Hindu_4life
Cop proposes Bipasha in Kashmir

Author: sanober.   Replies: 0   Views: 299

sanober. 0 299 11 November 2008 at 9:09am by sanober.
Bollywood’s James Bond and Bond girl: stars say it

Author: ash_angel-01   Replies: 3   Views: 1136

ash_angel-01 3 1136 12 October 2008 at 3:50am by Zoe28

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index