SRK`s gesture towards my brother came a bit late, says Juhi

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2011, 11:56 AM IST

Mumbai: Juhi Chawla feels that the acknowledgment about her ailing producer-brother Bobby`s contribution, from good friend and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, should have come much earlier.

Recently, at the music launch of `Ra.One`, Shahrukh had dedicated the music of his forthcoming film to Bobby, who is in coma for over a year after brain haemorrhage.

"I want to dedicate this album to Yash Joharji and Bobby. When we started our company Red Chillies Entertainment...the one who helped me start was Bobby," Shahrukh had said at the music launch function here.

Bobby is CEO of Red Chillies, a film production house founded in 2002. There were reports that Juhi was miffed with Shahrukh as she felt the appreciation came late.

"I am not lashing out at Shahrukh. But yes I do feel that why do we always talk about a person after the phase is over. I wish it (acknowledgement for contribution to Red Chillies success) was sooner," Juhi told PTI in an interview.

"The other day I was coming from (ace fashion photographer) Gautam`s condolence meet ...and I felt why do we talk about a person when he is not around. How many times have we said how much that person meant to us...when that person was around...we did not. But the moment the phase is over we remember the person," she said.

Asked if they had spoken to each other after the incident, Juhi said, "He (SRK) does not have time. He is workacholic...he works 20 hours a day...so where is the time."

Earlier also Juhi had rued that the superstar does not have time for his old friends anymore. Juhi and Shahrukh have been good friends. Both have given hit films like `Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman`, `Darr` and `Yes Boss`.

PTI