Juhi said that at the peak of her career she refused many film offers including 'Raja Hindustani', 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' and 'Judaai', which later turned out to be super-hit.

"It is all in the past, so it is ok to talk about it and you learnt from it. I think most of them were two heroine projects, so I did not do it. I am responsible for Karisma Kapoor's stardom and she does not know about it," Juhi said.

When asked if she regrets not doing those films, Juhi said, "At that time I was still working and I had project after project. Now when I look back, I can see that I was doing silly thing but that was the phase I was in and you end up doing all these things (rejecting films)."

Talking about her Bollywood journey and mistakes that she had committed during her early days in the industry, the former Miss India said, "When you were at your peak, you stop taking chances; you become indispensable and think that without you the industry will shut down as you are young and successful. You make foolish decisions. I did not do couple of films which then became blockbusters.”

The vivacious actress seems to be experimenting with roles now but at the same time she plays it safe.

"I still play safe somewhere. I do roles and films within certain parameters. This ('Gulaab Gang') was something new and different to me, but I enjoyed it," she said.

Juhi and Madhuri Dixit are pitted against each other for the first time in 'Gulaab Gang'. When the makers came to Juhi, she was surprised but found it interesting.

"It ('Gulaab Gang') had fiery dialogues. The character is mean, manipulative, little quirky, I had not done something like this before. I was sure people will not believe me as I am not like that character,” she said.

Juhi plays a politician in the film and for reference she saw pictures of real life politicians like Sushma Swaraj, Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and others to know how they look. She followed director Soumik Sen’s advice to get into the skin of the character in ‘Gulaab Gang’.


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