I had no fondness for children, found them a nuisance: Juhi Chawla

Actor is mother to Jhanvi and Arjun with husband Jai Mehta.


Entertainment Desk November 24, 2020

Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla has worked with kids often since an early part of her career but had ‘no fondness for children’ reported Pinkvilla. Despite films such as Hum Hain Raahi Pyar Ke and One Two Ka Four, she revealed she always found children a nuisance.

But Chawla explained how her attitude changed completely when she had kids of her own. The actor is mother to Jhanvi and Arjun with husband Jai Mehta.

In an interview to the outlet, Chawla remarked, “ In fact, frankly, before I had kids, despite doing films like Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke, I had no fondness for children. I would find them as a nuisance," she laughed. "But I started looking at children differently once I turned into a mother. It changed me.”

Talking about how she juggled career and being a mother, Chawla relayed that there is nothing like a 'perfect parent'. “I know my parents were also working and I hope my children also see it that way. I don’t see any problem with that. From my side, I always try my shooting schedule is in Mumbai, or if I am going outstation, someone is there at home, so that they are never left alone. Sometimes when I used to go, the mother-in-law or sister-in-law would take care. I would also make sure that the shooting schedule outdoors is not more than 10 days at a stretch so that I could visit my kids and see them. It is not like they wanted me to come but it was me.”

In an earlier interview, Chawla opened up about her children getting embarrassed while watching her films. “Actually, they are very embarrassed to see my films, especially the earlier ones. In fact, my husband (Jay Mehta) told them to watch Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke saying that it’s quite a cute film. Then, Arjun asked me, ‘Mom is there romance in that film?’ and I was like, ‘yes, it is a romantic comedy.’ To this he replied, ‘I don’t want to see your films that feature romance. It gets very strange. So, I am not going to watch any of your films.’ And that’s it! They don’t want to watch any of my films,” she remarked. 

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