Bollywood star Juhi Chawla recently graced the couch of The Kapil Sharma Show along with Ayesha Jhulka and Madhoo. Where she shared her initial years experience in the industry. She also shared about her film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Juhi told that during the promotions of the film she would request the local taxi drivers to put up the posters in their cars. But some of them would refuse and ‘shoo’ her away since she was a debutant and no one knew her back then.
However, she debuted alongside Aamir Khan with 1988’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Which didn’t only go ahead to become a blockbuster but gained a cult fan following.
Juhi also shared, “I still remember when our movie was going to be released. Nobody knew us. Remember, at that time, it was a common practice for taxis to carry film posters. There was a long line of taxis below our building, so I would go from driver to driver requesting them to put up the posters.”
She also included, the taxi drivers would ask, ‘Who’s he?’, and I would say he is the hero, Aamir Khan. They would then point to my image on the poster and ask, ‘Who’s she?’, and I would say, ‘This is me.’ And they would say, ‘No, no’, and shoo us away. But some did reply sweetly, allowing us to put up the posters.”
Moreover, the actress mentioned that how she and Aamir would wait outside movie theatres to see people’s response to their film. She stated, “In those days, it was not like today, when daily collection figures are public knowledge in a day. We would stand outside theatres to see if people were going in to watch the movie or not. And we slowly came to know that people actually like our movie.”