Actor Mahima Chaudhary recently opened up about her share of struggles in the Bollywood industry. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, the actor went on to reveal that she was bullied by filmmaker Subhash Ghai. For the unversed, Subhash Ghai is also the director of Mahima’s debut film Pardes starring opposite Shah Rukh Khan. In addition to the claim, the actress also revealed that the filmmaker had asked producers not to work with her.
While the filmmaker has confirmed that there was a small tiff in his statement. He also added that the actress had apologised to him for defying a clause in the contract with his production house, and he had forgiven her.
I am amused reading this news. . Mahima & 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.
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.
Media & industry reacted in a big way and so I withdrew and canceled her contract with Mukta Arts . After 3 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 course of life in showbiz.
On the professional front, Subhash Ghai’s last directorial was Kaanchi: The Unbreakable. While Mahima Chaudhary was last seen in Agnidev Chatterjee helmed, Dark Chocolate, a Bengali thriller. The film revolved around the murder of Sheena Bora.