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Juhi Chawla enjoys stay in Pakistan

January 10, 2013

Juhi Chawla.–Photo by AFP

Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla was skeptical about visiting Pakistan to meet her relatives, but upon her return she says she has had a pleasant and memorable trip.

"Back in Mumbai from Karachi. To be honest, I was wary of going to Pakistan, but it turned out a nice memorable trip," Chawla tweeted.

Of her experience, she added: "Two worlds co-exist in Karachi. A normal city with traffic, bustling markets and malls. And quite another on the outskirts. It was a private, short and pleasant stay. Loved being with my cousins and nieces."

According to a report in TOI, the actress along with her husband Jai Mehta went to Karachi to attend a family wedding. She says they walked around with a security man.

"We had an armed security at all times that we left the house. Important people have them there." she posted.

Chawla says several people across the border were happy to see her - a mark that Bollywood is indeed popular there.

"Pakistani people enjoy Hindi movies. They've watched them all, and were so pleasantly surprised and happy to see me there. As I said my goodbyes, the cook says 'Salman (Khan) bhai ko mera salaam kehna (Give my regards to Salman bhai)'. The helper says, 'Please bring Shah Rukh Khan here', the maid enquires, 'Will you be meeting Aamir (Khan)?' I couldn't help but laugh. They were so sweet,"she wrote.