Mumbai, Aug 20: Actress Juhi Chawla, who would be seen opposite Sanjay Dutt in a light-hearted film ‘Son of Sardar', is ecstatic to be back to doing a bubbly-funny role.
Of late Juhi was part of small budget serious films like ‘My Brother Nikhil', ‘Bas Ek Pal' and ‘I Am'.
“After quite sometime I am back with a good role in a big budget Bollywood film. It is very humorous. When Ajay Devgn (actor and producer of the film) called me up for this movie, he said it is something I am good at,” Juhi told PTI.
“This character in SOS somewhere takes me back to time, when I did light hearted movies. I am happy and excited about this movie. I hope the audience likes it,” she said.
Juhi says she is open to doing both kind of roles, be it serious or light ones. “As an actor I am happy doing good roles. It all depends what kind of script and role I am offered, I am open to anything be it serious or off beat or a Bollywood masala entertainer. All I look for is that the story and my character should be engaging,” she said.
The romantic drama, which also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Juhi Chawla in pivotal roles, promises to be a complete entertainer with never seen before fun. Directed by Ashwani Dhir, SOS is reportedly inspired from the Telugu film ‘Maryada Ramanna'.
“It is a very colourful film. As it is based in Punjab and the title is sardar so there are bound to be jokes on them. So there is going to be a lot of laughter,” Juhi said. “I play a cute, funny character. They (Sanjay and I) were supposed to get married 25 years ago but it did not happen. There is a reason for all this. There is lot of fun in the film, it has a happy ending,” she said.
The film will release on November 13, alongside Juhi's good friend Shah Rukh's untitled romantic film of Yash Chopra. “Diwali is the time when big films release every year. It is an auspicious occasion and holidays are also there so producers look at releasing films during Diwali,” she said.
“I am not aware that his (SRK) film is releasing around the same time. It is not in my hands, it is for the producers to decide when to release the film,” she added.
On doing a film with Shah Rukh with whom she did many films like ‘Darr', ‘Duplicate', ‘Yes Boss' and others, Juhi said, “I would love to do a film with him. But as of now there is nothing that we are being offered.” PTI