Juhi Chawla, one of the bubbliest actors the Hindi film industry has ever produced, may have put films on the backburner, but there is one area where she's shining bright — endorsements. Juhi has a long list of ads to her credit (think Kurkure, Dabur and Dena Bank), and now, she's added Wipro to her kitty. That reminds us of her 1990s contemporary, Kajol. Kajol may have had just two releases as heroine (Fanaa, U Me Aur Hum) in the last five years, but she's made up for it with the number of ads she's starred in.
Besides Whirlpool, Alpenliebe, Asmi, Marie and Anchor, she's added brands such as Olay and Yakult to her name. Now, whoever says married actors fall out of favour?
From Re to Luv
Shatrughan Sinha's son, Luv Sinha, who is making a debut in Raj Kanwar's Sadiyaan, says he is fortunate to be working with three stalwarts — Rishi Kapoor, Rekha and Hema Malini. So, what was the advice they gave him? “They all were very warm and gracious, but Rekhaji always told me that to survive in this industry, you have to be strong. I agree, because in this industry, if you are not strong enough, you will be torn apart. I don't break easily, and take both compliments and criticism with a pinch of salt.” Way to go!
Yash Raj's new-find Shazahn Padamsee debuts opposite poster boy Ranbir Kapoor in Shimit Amin's Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year. Shazahn was in the news recently for her alleged bad vibes with co-star Gauhar Khan. Both Shazahn and the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa contestant supposedly fell out over who should be considered the main female lead in the film.
Twenty-one-year-old Shazahn, daughter of ad guru Alyque Padamsee and pop diva Sharon Prabhakar, clears the air: “We don't have any problem. I have just shot with her once or twice. I don't know Gauhar personally. There are so many things happening on the sets that, sometimes, you don't even interact with anyone. You are just into your lines.”