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Juhi Chawla finds Big B's character in 'Yudh' dull

IANS 08 Aug 2014, 18:57:42 PM IST
Mumbai: Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla found megastar Amitabh Bachchan's character dull in his debut fiction show 'Yudh'. The actress, who has been roped in as the brand ambassador for Sony Entertainment's new general entertainment channel 'Sony Pal', said she did not like Big B's character in the show.
"I saw one episode of 'Yudh' and during the show, appeared advertisements of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. And he looked so dapper in that. I think I will watch KBC instead of the serial. I found his character dull and may be I don't want to see him in that avatar," Juhi said in an interview here. Bachchan's 'Yudh', was touted as one of the biggest shows on the small screen, but it evoked a lukewarm response from the audiences.
The 46-year-old actress, on her part, is open to the idea of working for television, if something exciting comes across. "It (show) has to be something outstanding and not just any story. I would like to do a show where I can make people laugh and cry, something that adds value to one's life," she added.
The 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' actress said she also does not mind judging reality shows. "I don't mind... let's see what comes up. I had done one season of 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' and enjoyed it," she added. On her latest sting with 'Sony Pal', she said the channel aims at adding value to viewers' lives besides entertaining them. "The channel aims to entertain and uplift one's thoughts.
I am happy that I am the brand ambassador and I value it. I told them to have a show with me. But as of now there is no show. May be in the near future, the channel might do a show with me," she added. While Juhi detests the typical 'saas-bahu' serials, shows like 'Mahadev', 'Jodha Akbar' and comedy serials impress her. "I wonder how a petty issue is dragged for episodes. I don't see all serials but some of them are really good. I like 'Mahadev', 'Jodha Akbar' and I thought they are very well written and produced," she said.
While talking about her role in recently released 'The Hundred Foot Journey' role , Juhi  does not count her two scene appearance in the Om Puri- Helen Mirren starrer film as her Hollywood debut. "It was just a guest appearance I did. I am just there for two minutes, it is not really a debut. I am there in the introduction scene," the actress said "It is not that I am not happy. It was just two scenes and it has remained two scenes only," the actress said.
The 46-year-old actress, however, is surprised with the way her role shaped up in the movie. "I was surprised that they had to use special effects to make me look the way they wanted... so I was like (surprised), I was not told this will happen." Juhi agrees with veteran actors Kamal Hassan and Om Puri who feel roles are not written for older actors here. "The roles (for older actors) come few and far between. A film like 'A Wednesday' is incomplete without actors like Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah...it was a fantastic film.
Such roles come but not everyday," she said. "As all of us want to see dance, song, campus romance and love stories and those are the mainstream films. Once in a while a director wants to do something different," she said. Juhi feels roles for older actors are well written in Hollywood.
"I think in 'The Hundred Foot Journey', the role of Omji is fantastic. I wish I was offered a role like this... I would have grabbed the offer. It is a lovely film," she added.