Mahima Chaudhary, who was launched by Subhash Ghai in 1997’s ‘Pardes’, has recently spoken about her experience with the filmmaker and said he bullied her. Ghai has now released a statement in reaction.
“I am amused reading this news. Mahima and I are very good friends till date and are still in touch through messages. She is a very nice and mature woman of today. She recently shared on how she gets welcomed at every event with a song from Pardes ‘I Love My India’ even after 23 years,” said the filmmaker.
He continued, “Yes, there was a small conflict in 1997 post the release of Pardes, which became a big blockbuster and for which she even got the Filmfare Award for best actor. My company did send her a show cause notice for flouting a clause in our agreement.”
“The Media and industry reacted in a big way and so I withdrew and cancelled her contract with Mukta. After three years she came to me with her family and apologised for her impulsive reaction. I forgave her and thereafter we became friends again. She is jovial good person I trust. She must be right in feeling that she was bullied when asked by some one. Actually I admire her great gesture when she did a guest appearance in a song in my last film Kanchi in 2015. I guess we do get entertained with the smallest of an old tiff which is normal in the course of life in showbiz,” he concluded.
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