Juhi Chawla in Gujarati remake of ‘Ventilator’

Sakal Times
Friday, 27 April 2018

Early this year, it was announced that veteran actor Jackie Shroff will be making an appearance in the Gujarati adaptation of Rajesh Mapuskar’s Marathi comedy-drama Ventilator, which had bagged three National Awards.

Early this year, it was announced that veteran actor Jackie Shroff will be making an appearance in the Gujarati adaptation of Rajesh Mapuskar’s Marathi comedy-drama Ventilator, which had bagged three National Awards. Helmed by debutant director Umang Vyas, the adaptation is written by acclaimed scriptwriter Niren Bhatt, who has previously written the National Award-winning thriller-drama Wrong Side Raju, Umesh Shukla’s All Is Well and the Salman Khan-produced Loveratri.

It’s now being confirmed that Jackie’s long-time co-star Juhi Chalwa is set to do a cameo in the film too. The duo have worked together in more than half a dozen films including Aaina, Gang, One 2 Ka 4 and the last being Nagesh Kukunoor’s 2003 crime film 3 Deewarein. They have now reunited on the big screen after 15 years.

“I have done films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali and Punjabi and wanted to work in a Marathi and Gujarati film too, so when Jaggu dada told me that the makers were considering me for this part, I was super excited to be a part of it. I am happy that I can now say that I have also done one Gujarati film,” informed Juhi, 

Her lines in the film are a mix of Hindi and Gujarati. “My best friend, when I was four, was a Gujarati, and I am even married to one (Jay Mehta), so I am familiar with the language though I don’t speak much of it as I feel shy,” laughed Juhi, who is all praise for the original film. “It’s a delightful movie, sometimes touching, sometimes serious but mostly funny. I am really excited to be a part of it,” she said, adding that she was super excited to work with Jackie again. 

The film also features Gujarati actor Pratik Gandhi in a pivotal role. Rajesh Mapuskar will be making a special appearance in this film.

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