The reigning queens of the 90s, Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla will star together for the first time in the movie Gulab Gang, that releases on March 7, 2014. As Juhi Chawla candidly admits that she did not like doing films because she considered Madhuri a rival, it was obvious; as the movie magazines back then, would be busy creating artificial wars between them.
While Madhuri Dixit was considered to be very strong in emotional and romantic scenes, Juhi Chawla’s forte lay in comedy and romance. Both Juhi and Madhuri have a lot of commonalities, both are of the same age. Both of them are 46 years old, while Madhuri was born on May 15, 1967; Juhi was born few months later, on November 13th, in the same year.
In terms of box office glory, Madhuri Dixit has not only been more successful, she is among the top 10 most popular actresses in India, ever. Some of her blockbuster hits include Ram Lakhan (1989),Tridev (1989), Parinda (1989), Dil (1990), Saajan (1991), Beta (1992), Khalnayak (1993), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) , Raja (1995) and A Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). She also received critical acclaim for her roles in movies like Mrityudand (1997), Pukar (2000), Lajja (2001) and Devdas (2000). In 2014, with her comeback in the film, Ded Ishqiya, she has proved that she is still made of superior mettle.
Madhuri Dixit has won 6 Filmfare Awards, 4 for Best Actress, 1 for Best Supporting Actress and one special Filmfare award for completing 25 years in the movie industry. She holds the record for the highest number of Best Actress nominations (13) at Filmfare.
Juhi Chawla may not have had good script choices to her credit, but that did not stop her from becoming on of the leading actresses in 90s with remarkable superhits like Qayamat se Qayamat Tak(1988), Bol Radha Bol (1992), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman(1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke(1993), Darr (1993), Yes Boss(1997) and Ishq(1997). There are many who say that Juhi Chawla’s chemistry with Shah Rukh Khan was even better than his with Kajol.
Who is your favorite actress, Juhi Chawla or Madhuri Dixit?