"About 10 years ago, we thought that television is
not a thing to do, but now there is such a burst in the
media, TV is in almost every home, the viewership is massive,
so it's great!
"Also, now so many other film personalities have taken
a plunge in television. From Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) to
Hrithik Roshan...everyone is there. It's very acceptable
now and you can use it to your interest," she said.
"I don't have to do television if I don't like anything.
I would only do it if I like something, but the fact is
that I have a medium now that I can utilise," added
Juhi, who is stepping into the shoes of an anchor for the
first time with "Badmassh Company".
The mother of two children - Jhanvi, 10, and Arjun, eight
- explained that although the show was challenging, she
thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it.
"It's a very refreshing concept and it's such a sunshine
kind of show you could watch it in the worst of your moods
and it will make you happy. In this show, the kids are not
told what to say and what not to say; so sometimes what
they say is so amusing. So I really enjoyed it.
"But at the same time, it was challenging because
some kids are shy, so you need to get out the fun moments
out of them, that's difficult because I needed to keep the
conversations going," said the actress, best remembered
for films like "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak", "Bol
Radha Bol", "Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke", "Daraar"
and "Yes Boss".
Juhi says patience was a much-needed virtue for the show.
"I had to be very patient. There were moments when
I used to get really exhausted after continuous talking
and anchoring and I needed my own space for some time, but
even at that time, the kids used to come and play with me
and ask me questions and click pictures; so there were those
moments that I used to get very tired and irritated,"
But Juhi says her experience with her own kids helped her
deal with it.
"I could do this show because of my kids. Because
of them, I can deal with other kids. A couple of years ago,
I wouldn't have done a show like this because I wouldn't
have been able to handle kids, but now I know I can do it
and enjoy it."