Mahima Chaudhry says 'Pardes' director tried to sabotage her career

The actor has accused film-maker Subhash Ghai of bullying her


August 12, 2020

Bollywood actor Mahima Chaudhry has accused filmmaker Subhash Ghai, the director of her debut film Pardes of bullying reports Hindustan Times. According to Chaudhry, Ghai had sent messages to several producers not to work with her. 

“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! 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,” Chaudhry was quoted as saying in a recent interview.

The Dhadkan starlet then went on to name all the Bollywood personalities that came in her support. “Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, David Dhawan, and Rajkumar Santoshi were the only four people who stood by me. 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,” she said.

Among other things, Chaudhry revealed that Satya was supposed to be her second film but she was replaced by Urmila Matondkar at the last minute. “That was supposed to be my second film. I had taken the signing amount. He didn’t even have the decency to call me or my manager and inform me about the reality. I learnt from the press that he had begun shooting without me,” she said. 

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