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Gulaab Gang inspired by real Gulabi gang: Juhi Chawla

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Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 17:30 [IST]

Gulaab Gang inspired by real Gulabi gang: Juhi
After playing the lead female's role in several Bollywood movies, actress Juhi Chawla will be now seen in a negative role in the upcoming movie Gulaab Gang. Chawla said that the film "may be sort of" inspired by Sampat Pal Devi, the founder of Gulabi Gang in Uttar Pradesh.

"It is not someone's story... may be sort of inspired by Sampat Pal Devi's story. The film is a dramatic version of all this that is happening," Juhi told the IANS. The Gulabi Gang was formed in 2006 by Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride) as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.

Directed by debutant Soumik Sen and produced by Anubhav Sinha, the film Gulaab Gang will also feature Madhuri Dixit in the leads. "It is about whatever has been happening on women... those stories are taken and this movie is made. I am in a negative character," said Chawla.

IANS

Topics: juhi chawla, gulaab gang
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Story first published:  Monday, April 29, 2013, 11:35 [IST]
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