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.