Actor Mahima Chaudhry has been away from the silver display screen for a very long time. The actor, who made her debut with superhit Shah Rukh Khan movie Pardes, went onto win over hearts with motion pictures equivalent to Dhadkan, Lajja and Baghban amongst others. However, there was a time when the actor had misplaced hope of constant her profession within the movie business. Mahima had met with an accident throughout the shoot of Prakash Jha’s directorial Dil Kya Kare, which additionally starred Kajol and Ajay Devgn. The accident had left scars on Mahima’s face.
“It was the last day of the shoot in Bangalore. An early morning shoot. I sat in the car. A milk truck was coming from the wrong side and it rammed into my car. The glass pieces came like bullets into my face,” Mahima recalled the accident including that she “had no hope” of coming again to cinema. “I was preparing for a life without cinema. I was learning how to cope up with it (the accident). Anything that happened post that was just God’s gift,” she instructed Bollywood Bubble in an interview not too long ago.
Recalling media’s response to her accident, Mahima stated, “When I had my accident, they came on the sets when nobody was allowed. They took a shot from far because I still had scars. They put a picture of me on a magazine’s cover and wrote ‘Mahima had an accident. She’s got scars all over the face. We can actually call her scarface.’ It still hurts me. How nasty can you be? I was healing. I never thought my face could look normal,” including that it was Ajay Devgn who tried to normalise the scenario for her. “Ajay was like – I get scars like this all the time. He was a very generous producer. He took care of me,” she stated.
But that wasn’t the one time Ajay supported Mahima. “There was a guest appearance I was doing for another film with Ajay. I very gently told the director that I will shoot only in long shots. When I went on the set, I was hiding the left side of my face because the scars were visible. The director kept bringing the camera closer. It is one of those things that stays with you. Ajay looked at me and asked ‘You are not ready?’ He told the director to let it be and told him ‘let’s not do this, give her time.’ He explained to the director that I am still not over the accident.”
Mahima stated the director then instructed those that Ajay Devgn is in love together with her. “There were rumours in the magazines that I was seeing Ajay Devgn. That made me even more uncomfortable. He had just gotten married,” she added.
Mahima stated it took her very long time to recover from her accident. However, her profession didn’t cease as she went onto function in a number of movies submit the accident, which she tags as nothing however “God’s gift.”
She was final seen in 2016 launch Dark Chocolate.