Another piece of shocking news breaks the internet today and it has some earth-shattering revelations made by actress Mahima Chaudhry. After the sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, an outsiders vs insiders debate in the industry has prompted celebrities to speak their heart out. Many celebrities have come out in open and spoken about why outsiders find it so hard to get a foothold in Bollywood.
Recently, Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhry, who made her debut with Pardes (1997) opposite Shah Rukh Khan, alleged that filmmaker Subash Ghai bullied her in the past. She claims that if she was from the industry, she wouldn’t have been bullied so much.
“I was bullied by Mr Subhash Ghai. He even took me to the court and wanted me to cancel my first show. It was quite stressful. He sent a message to all the producers that nobody should work with me!” said Mahima, as per reports in Bollywood Hungama.
Mahima Chaudhry further added, “If you pick up one of the issues of Trade Guide magazine in 1998 or 1999, there was an ad that he had given which stated that if anybody wanted to work with me, that person would have to contact him. Otherwise, it would be a breach of contract. However, there was no such contract which said that I had to seek his permission.”
Mahima said that it was only four people from the industry, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, David Dhawan and Rajkumar Santoshi who stood in her support. “They all told me to stay strong. David Dhawan called and told me that, ‘Don’t worry and don’t let him bully you.’ Apart from these four people, I didn’t receive a call from anyone else.”
However, Mahima claimed that she lost out on some projects because of this. According to her she was supposed to star in the 1998 film Satya but was replaced by Urmila Matondkar. It was supposed to be her second film and she had signed, however, without any information film’s director, Ram Gopal Varma, replaced her and began shooting with Mantodkar
What are your thoughts on this revelation by Mahima Chaudhry?