Veteran Bollywood Actress: Juhi Chawla recently opened about her secret wedding with Jay Mehta. Juhi Chawla’s marriage to Jay Mehta happened in complete secrecy back in 1996, with the presence of only a few family members and friends. Juhi shared with us the reason for the total secrecy surrounding her wedding and said that it was because she was afraid of losing her career at that time.
As per Juhi, unlike these days, when Bollywood ladies (Like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and many others) still get lucrative scripts despite getting married or having children. In the past, marriage meant a working woman has become a housewife in the eyes of the public, no matter whatsoever she wants.
Juhi Chawla who was talking to Rajeev Masand in an interview said,
“At that time, you did not have the internet and you did not have cameras on every phone, so you could do it that way. I was just about established and doing well. That’s the time Jay was serenading me and I was afraid of losing my career just when I had kind of got there. I wanted to carry on and this seemed the midway.”
When Juhi was asked how the Duo became love birds, she said that she hadn’t even entered Bollywood the first time she met Jay Metha. Both met again after a few years at a dinner party and got talking.
“From then on, everywhere I went, he turned up. Everywhere I looked, he was there with flowers and notes and gifts. Every day! On my birthday, I remember he sent me a truckload of red roses. I was like, ‘What do you do with a truckload of flowers?’ He really did all he could. After a year, he proposed.”
This couple: Juhi and Jay have been married for two decades now and are proud parents to two adorable kids, Janhavi and Arjun.
Talking about work, Juhi was last seen in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, starring alongside Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, and Regina Cassandra.