Juhi Chawla and Shahrukh Khan are back as buddies

Mumbai, April 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The famous pair of Bollywood is once again coming together to be close friends, as they were earlier. The couple is none other than the very much loved duo of the Indian cinema, Juhi Chawla, a former model and the former Miss India (1984) turned actress and Shahrukh Khan the superstar of the silver screen.

Juhi has made it very obvious to those who would want to know that to this day, she misses the good, old friendship of Shahrukh Khan which had circulated in the industry in the days gone by. She reminisces over her time in Bollywood when she acted together with Shahrukh Khan in the Hindi films at the beginning of his career. Some of the hit movies in which the duo acted are ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ (1992), ‘Darr’ (1993), ‘Yes Boss’ (1997) and ‘Duplicate’ (1998). The last they paired up for a film was in the movie’ Bhootnath’ (2008), a comedy made under the direction of Vivek Sharma.

As she puts it, friendship to Juhi is more important than a business partnership. This reality hit her later in life after she teamed up with Shahrukh Khan for business partnership which did not prosper; instead it brought about a stalemate in their friendship.

She and Shahrukh Khan together with the film director, Aziz Mirza, had started a production house of their own called ‘Dreamz Unlimited’ and under its banner produced the hit films, ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ (2000), ‘Asoka’ (2001) and ‘Chalte Chalte’ (2003) which starred Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee. The partnership did not last long and the relationship between the two began to sour because of which Juhi and Shah Rukh called off the business partnership and turned to be friends once again. She has discovered that friendship and business partnership do not go hand in glove.

Juhi Chawla also remembers the crisis in her time when her mother died in an accident in Prague where she was shooting for the movie, ‘Duplicate’ in 1998 alongside SRK. At that time, no one came to her side to lend a shoulder to her except Shahrukh Khan who, according to her, stood by her as ‘a pillar of strength’.

After re-strengthening their friendship, Juhi Chawla and Shahrukh Khan are once again in a business partnership. Juhi and her husband, industrialist Jai Mehta, are co-owners of the KKR and are partners with Shahrukh Khan for the KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders), the IPL team of Kolkata, under their company ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’. Lately, Juhi met SRK at the IPL4 and was overjoyed to meet him after a long time. She hopes that all goes well in their most cherished friendship though she added that now SRK has little time for friends like her.

Shahrukh Khan is a very sensitive person according to Karan Johar and advises that one should deal very sensitively with him, which maybe Juhi is already doing and so gets along with him so well.