Juhi Chawla’s reported rejection of Manoj Bajpayee in Chalk N Duster raises eyebrows. Fans question the validity, citing their past collaboration in Swami.
In the glitzy realm of Bollywood, where dreams are spun into cinematic reality, controversies are no strangers. The latest uproar surrounds the casting decisions for the film ‘Chalk N Duster’, specifically the reported expulsion of seasoned actor Manoj Bajpayee by none other than the leading lady, Juhi Chawla.
Manoj Bajpayee and Juhi Chawla Controvery
According to a scoop by Firstpost, Juhi Chawla, and Manoj Bajpayee were initially set to share the screen in “Chalk N Duster”. However, the plot took an unexpected turn when Juhi allegedly vetoed Bajpayee for the role of a quizmaster, a character eventually portrayed by Rishi Kapoor. The bombshell revelation was first dropped by SpotBoyE, where an insider spilled the beans, claiming Juhi’s objection stemmed from Bajpayee looking “too poor” for the role. The source detailed Juhi’s perspective, quoting her saying, “He looks too poor to be playing the role of a quizmaster. She felt that they should get a sophisticated actor for the part.”
Director Jayant Gilatar, however, vehemently denied these claims when approached by Zoom. He stood firmly in support of Juhi, insisting that she never threw tantrums on the sets. The conflicting narratives added fuel to the fire, turning the episode into a hot topic on various platforms, with Reddit becoming a battleground for film enthusiasts. Also Read: ‘There’s no competition’ Between Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone.
While, many are bashing the yesteryear actress, others have felt the rumours are untrue because Juhi Chawla as worled with Manoj Bajapayee in 2007 movie Swami. They pointed how Juhi had no objectioon working with the actor then when he was not much famous.
Redditors, known for their unfiltered opinions, expressed disapproval of Juhi’s reported stance. Some drew parallels with previous controversies, notably recalling Parineeti Chopra’s remarks on Sushant Singh Rajput, matching his looks with that of ‘Truck Driver’. The debate intensified as users questioned the appropriateness of scrutinizing an actor’s financial appearance for a particular role.
Interestingly, this isn’t Juhi Chawla’s first rendezvous with controversy. Reddit users dug up past comments where she allegedly made remarks about Shah Rukh Khan’s appearance during their collaboration on ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’. Such incidents continue to shed light on the industry’s underbelly, revealing the intricate dynamics that often remain hidden behind the glamour of the silver screen.
Credits: FirstPost, Zoom