The Telegraph
Wednesday , October 3 , 2012
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Arpita’s ad shoot with Juhi
Arpita in the ad in which she stars with Juhi Chawla (inset)

Guess which Bolly star was vying for Prosenjit’s attention in the late ’90s? His Amar Prem co-star Juhi Chawla!

Spilling the beans to t2 was Arpita, Prosenjit’s better half and Juhi’s co-star in a national ad campaign directed by Pradeep ‘Parineeta’ Sarkar for which the two shot together in Mumbai recently. “Juhi told me that when she shot the film with Bumbada (Prosenjit), he was famous and she was a newcomer and that she tried hard to impress him! I told her that she could still try. She was like, ‘Are you sure?!’” laughed Arpita.

Though Arpita had heard a lot about Juhi from “Dada” (Sarkar) about how “sweet and down to earth” she was, this was their first meeting. “She is in touch with my husband on phone and SMS. When she came to know that I was married to him, she took a 30-second pause and then went, ‘Huh! Don’t tell me! He never told me about you!’” laughed Arpita.

So what was it like working with Juhi? “She is very professional and makes everybody feel comfortable. And she has maintained herself so well!” smiled Arpita. Between shots for the women’s health product, the two moms also caught up on their kids. In the ad, you’ll see Arpita in three avatars — a tired Arpita, a more tired Arpita and an all-glam Arpita. “In the ad, Juhi is kind of a well-wisher for all women,” she signed off.