Mahima Chaudhry made her Bollywood debut in ‘Pardes’ (1997) opposite Shah Rukh Khan. The film went on to because a massive hit and her simplicity and beauty soon became the talk of the Industry. The star went on to play a double role in her next ‘Daag: The Fire’ (1997).
However, while working on her next film in ‘Dil Kya Kare,’ (1999) Chaudhry suffered a horrific accident that left her broken, more emotionally than physically. The star recently sat down with Pinkvilla and talked about her first break, the accident and more.
Chaudhry was asked why her fans have not had the chance to see her in films since she exploded onto the scene all those years back. She replied, “Frankly, there isn’t anything coming my way. That is much of it. I have been keeping myself busy with events, live events, promotions, and of course, you have a child to raise and it takes an entire village to raise one, and I am a single parent.”
The star also went into detail of her accident during ‘Dil Kya Kare.’ She said, “During that, in Bengaluru, while on my way to the studio, I had a massive accident where a truck hit my car, and the glass of my car went into my face mostly. I thought I was dying, and at that point, no one even helped me get to the hospital. It is only after reaching the hospital, much later, when my mother came, Ajay came and they went to discuss. I got up and saw my face in the mirror and saw the horror. When they did the surgery on me, they took out 67 glass pieces.”
She went on to say, “There were a lot of movies that I had lined up for myself during that time, and I had to let it go. I didn’t want people to know because at that time, people were not that supportive.”
Chaudhry slowly began to make a slow return to the industry with small appearances in various productions. “When I slowly got my confidence back, Akshay Kumar said why don’t you be a part of Dhadkan and then slowly I started picking up cameos and guest appearances, and those became hit,” she said.
Fast forwarding to today and when asked what would grab her attention today, Chaudhry replied saying, “Something which is more suited to me, like when I saw Tumhari Sulu. I absolutely loved Vidya Balan in it. Not that I could have done it better, but still, I would have loved to play something like that.”
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