Watch this classic clip of Juhi Chawla chatting about her dreams of becoming a “big star” and amassing a huge fortune and lots of cars.
Although Juhi Chawla “debuted” in a small role in the 1986 film Sultanat, her first major role was opposite Aamir Khan in Mansoor Khan’s 1988 film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. This film became a massive hit, and Juhi went on to star in more box office smashes like Darr, Yes Boss, and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke.
An old video of the actor from the year 1998, when her movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak had just been released, was recently posted to social media by a fan account.
Juhi asked Lehren in an interview in 1988, “What do I dream about? It’s settled: I aspire to Hollywood stardom. It’s likely that there’s at least one nice guy in there, too: “Bohut achi gaadiya hongi mere paas and a nice, big, big house.” While not filming, she admitted, she enjoys “fooling around” with her friends. Juhi elaborated that in her spare time, she takes dance classes and plays badminton.
The actor continued by saying that she receives many phone calls since becoming famous. Aaj kal mujhe bade phones aate hai,” she proclaimed. Ek din mein dus-bees zaroor ayenge. That’s why everyone you know should have their phone ready to call because you have important news. As soon as I call them, they won’t be able to tell me anything serious, so how are we supposed to communicate with each other? Is that you, Juhi? Kehte hain. And when I answer the phone and say, “Yes, this is Juhi speaking,” they hush me because they don’t know what to do with themselves. The number of letters I’ve received recently approaches one hundred, and I’ve heard similar dialogue from the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in many of them. (I’ve been getting a lot of calls recently, but whenever I answer, the other party immediately hangs up. Also, I get a lot of mail from fans who have seen the film multiple times and loved it each time.
Despite only appearing in a handful of films since the early 2000s, Juhi Chawla has remained one of the most adored actors of the ’90s and ’00s.