Juhi Chawla

Juhi Chawla plays villain in 'Gulaab Gang'
Juhi Chawla plays villain in 'Gulaab Gang'

Despite having an acting career that spans over a long period of time, actors still sometimes need to do a bit of research to understand a particular role. One such actress is Juhi Chawla who will soon be seen donning a villain’s hat in the upcoming ‘Gulaab Gang’. Apparently, she took inspiration from real Indian women politicians to perfect her role.

“It is my second negative role after ‘Arjun Pandit’ (1999). It’s a slightly tough role for me because in real life I am completely opposite. I took inspiration from politicians like Sushmaji, Soniajiand Mamatajifor this role. I have followed them closely and tried to learn their mannerism because it is a very different character,” NDTVreport Chawla explaining.

The film is based on a group of women activists who stand against social injustice and will mark the first time that Chawla and Madhuri Dixit-Nene share the screen. Talking about working with Dixit-Nene, Chawla goes on to say, “Madhuri is a fine actress and secure about what she is doing. She is warm and friendly and working with her was like a breeze. Before starting the shooting for the film we met at our director’s office and interacted with each other. That’s how we broke the ice.”

Although the shooting of the film has finished, the release date is yet to be set. ‘Gulaab Gang’ is directed by debutanteSoumik Sen.