Actor Mahima Chaudhry once spoke about how the film industry used to not be so kind to actresses. She made her acting debut with Shah Rukh Khan in the 1997 film Pardes. Talking about how the industry has come a long way from being a ‘male dominant’, she revealed how actresses were often removed from films due to their personal lives. (Also Read | Emergency: Kangana Ranaut Introduces Mahima Chaudhry as Pupul Jayakar)
In a conversation with the Hindustan Times, Mahima said in 2021: “I think the industry is getting to a position where actresses are also calling the shots. They get better parts, better pay and endorsements; they are in a great and very powerful position. They have a longer lifespan than before.”
“The minute you started dating someone, people ignored you because they just wanted a virgin they hadn’t kissed. If you were dating someone, it was like, ‘Oh! She is dating!’. If you were married, forget it, your career is over, and if you had a child, it’s all over,” Mahim explained how important marital status was when she joined Bollywood.
Mahima turned one year old on Tuesday. Earlier in June, Anupam Kher broke the news that Mahima was diagnosed with breast cancer on social media. The actress underwent treatment in a hospital and said that she could not work because she had no hair. She later updated about being cancer free now.
Mahima will next be seen in Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming political drama Emergency. In the film, she will be starring as cultural activist and writer Pupul Jayakar. In addition to her, she has Shreyas Talpade as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Anupam Kher will play Jayaprakash Narayan in the film.
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