Juhi Chawla sees Mumbai reflection in Karachi

Published: January 6, 2013

Chawla also took tours of the markets at Tariq Road and went to see Sea View, Clifton. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: 

Bollywood superstar Juhi Chawla, along with her husband Jai Mehta, is in Karachi to attend a wedding ceremony of her relative.

“There is resemblance between Karachi and Bombay,” one of her relatives quoted her as saying while she took a tour of the city.  Scores of her relatives and fans who were also present at the ceremony Friday night said that Chawla thought that the “culture of both the countries, India and Pakistan, was almost similar to each other”.

“I like to visit Pakistan,” she reportedly told friends.

According to sources, the Bollywood queen of the 90s expressed hope that actors from Pakistan and India would work together, which would further strengthen the film industry.

She said that her current visit to Pakistan was specifically to attend this wedding ceremony and sources revealed that Chawla also took tours of the markets at Tariq Road and went to see Sea View, Clifton. The Bollywood actress is scheduled to leave within next two days.

Meanwhile, Bollywood sensation from the 70s Shatrughan Sinha, who is also in town to attend a wedding ceremony, has said that Pakistan was home to him just like India.

“I like meeting people here,” he was quoted as saying.

The Bollywood actor, during his stay also met with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain. He told Daily Express that people of both the countries have sympathies for each other.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2013.

Reader Comments (16)

  • Jan 6, 2013 - 10:57AM

    Welcome, welcome and plenty more welcomes to both of you. You are wonderful people and the two countries cannot deny the feelings we have for the each other. Salams

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  • amit
    Jan 6, 2013 - 3:01PM

    we young generation indian not share any thing with pak .

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  • Khan
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:01PM

    Everything is same my dears, culture, people, lifestyle, food, domestic problems (almost), but due to some thick head politicians and armies, we can never be friends like all other nations (just look at Malaysia and Singapore)….

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  • ManofSteel!
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:22PM

    Lol why did she meet NS and CS? Come On! A hangout with Pakistani fans would have been a better idea. Welcome to Pakistan though

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  • Someone
    Jan 6, 2013 - 5:55PM

    @amit:
    I think bollywood wala culture?

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  • Fed up
    Jan 6, 2013 - 6:12PM

    @amit: well its sad that you think you don’t!

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  • Owais
    Jan 6, 2013 - 7:40PM

    @Fed up: Even I don’t! Why do you think both of the countries exist as separate? There is an ideology called “two nation theory”; India and Pakistan are two separate entities with separate cultural values. I think making peace between the two by unifying their cultures is a bad idea. Peace must exist backed by respect from both sides for other’s culture.

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  • uH
    Jan 6, 2013 - 11:33PM

    @amit:
    Nothing except poor grammer.Recommend

  • sattar rind
    Jan 7, 2013 - 1:40PM

    yes she is right

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  • indian
    Jan 7, 2013 - 11:10PM

    lol….its pointless comparing glittering mumbai with dark,gloomy karachi

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  • sensible
    Jan 8, 2013 - 11:49PM

    @indian
    At least Karachi is better than Delhi! you know what i mean

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  • Shatibi
    Jan 9, 2013 - 5:30AM

    Shatrughan Sinha was front and center in the facist rath yatra that destroyed Babri Mosque in ’92. Now he ‘loves meeting people’ here. Ridiculous.

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  • Alex
    Jan 9, 2013 - 12:18PM

    @Shatibi:
    In that way, 50% percent or even 75% Pakistani population would be responsible for religious affiliations. You form a religious nation and give statements on what others should do….

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  • Raza Khan
    Jan 9, 2013 - 1:54PM

    Welcome! Peace, love, tolerance and forgiveness are basic ingredients for Happiness. Talk about love instead of hatred.

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  • Shatibi
    Jan 9, 2013 - 11:20PM

    @Alex. Yes hypocrisy of all sorts should be critiqued and spoken against: wherever, whenever. Your statement makes no sense (“responsible for religious affiliations” is also a very awkward sentence idiomatically); also you are presuming I am a Pakistani which shows your own inherent biases. @Raza Yes speaking against injustice and bigotry is the highest form of love, love is not some passive feel good thing; critique and love go hand in hand.

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  • Rani
    Jan 11, 2013 - 1:55AM

    She is (half) Sindhi. Sindhis are all same, no matter if in Pakistan, India, or United States.

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