‘My kids do get star-struck’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja

Ac­tor Juhi Chawla (be­low) of­ten talks about how her kids, son Ar­jun and daugh­ter Jhanvi (inset), haven’t seen any of her pop­u­lar films from the ’90s, and still, she wishes that they grow up to be ac­tors. And even though both her kids have other ca­reer plans, they do get star-struck on see­ing or meet­ing a top Bol­ly­wood ac­tor. Ask Juhi, if there has ever been such a mo­ment, she re­veals that her daugh­ter of­ten gets awestruck when she sees Deepika Padukone or Varun Dhawan on-screen. “Jhanvi has al­ways been a fan of Deepika and once the ac­tor had come over and I think Jhanvi must have been quite in a daze.” Re­ally? “Yes, she was. Come on, it’s nat­u­ral for my kids,” Juhi adds.

Juhi re­calls how she used to in­ter­act with star kids, who’ve now turned into big stars, while shoot­ing for her films back then. “I have seen Varun [Dhawan] as a kid around, though I haven’t worked with him. When­ever we went out­doors dur­ing Dee­wana Mas­tana (1997), David [Dhawan] Ji’s kids would come along. We had a 20-day sched­ule in Toronto. We had spent time in the bus and Id chat with Ro­hit [Dhawan] and Varun and I have their pic­tures. To­day, Varun has be­come a star and when my daugh­ter says ‘oh he is so cool, so nice and so hand­some’, I’d be like God, wow! How time flies!”

Is there any­thing in par­tic­u­lar that Jhanvi ad­mires about Deepika or Varun? “She likes their per­son­al­i­ties, loves to watch their films and fol­lows them on so­cial me­dia. I can’t rec­ol­lect de­tails of what she said about them, but she did men­tion that she likes Deepika as an ac­tor.”

Jhanvi has been a fan of Deepika [Padukone]. Once the ac­tor had come over and I think, Jhanvi was quite in a daze JUHI CHAWLA, AC­TOR


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