Juhi Chawla, 48, was offered a mother’s role by 50-year-old Salman Khan on Bigg Boss. And Juhi has no one to blame but herself for the insult.
She couldn’t contain her excitement at being on the same platform as Salman. “I am the only heroine of his generation whom he has never co-starred with,” Juhi moaned hoping to get Salman’s sympathy, attention and dates.
But Salman being Salman and hence blunt, pointblank reminded Juhi that she had refused a film many years ago with him . He even remembered the name of the producer who had made the offer (Bobby Kent) and that Juhi had recommended Aamir Khan for the role instead of Salman.
Juhi squirmed and pretended to not remember the incident. But it was evident she knew exactly what Salman was talking about.
“We can work together now,” she giggled nervously.
“Yeah, you can play my mother now,” Salman replied.
He was probably being his usual facetious self on camera. But the remark reflects the deep-rooted gender bias in our cinema where actresses beyond a certain age are relegated to playing mother’s roles while their male counterparts are still romancing girls half their age.
Sadly, Juhi Chawla accepted the truth of what Salman said that evening in front of the entire world.
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