In a casting coup of sorts, two heroines,Madhuri Dixit Nene and Juhi Chawla, who were pitted against one another for the top rank through the late 80s and 90s; but who haven't been seen together sharing screen space, are coming together for the first time in Anubhav Sinha's 'Gulab Gang'.
The film needed two strong performers. Anubhav, who had finalised Madhuri earlier, was looking for his second leading lady for a while now. It was just a few days ago that Juhi agreed to be a part of the project.
Says Anubhav, "Gulab Gang is about two iconic female characters. I couldn't have pulled off a better cast than the two most iconic female stars, Madhuri and Juhi, together for the first time on Indian screen. My film is an action and drama piece with two women at loggerheads. I needed actors who would justifiably match up to each other, both in terms of their performance and stature. I think, this is the best the film could get, because the subject material is so strong."
Juhi, who is riding high because of the numerous compliments she has received for her fantastic performance in Son of Sardaar is said to be kicked about the fact that she is getting into another very exciting film with Madhuri.
What is Gulabi Gang
Gulabi Gang is a women's group from Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region that takes up the cause of women facing violence, domestic and social problems. The leader of the gang is Bigg Boss contestant Sampat Pal. Pal was eliminated a couple of weeks back from the reality show. Though there have been talks about the film being based on Pal's life, the director has denied it.
Source - Times Of India