Actor Anupam Kher has shared a video of himself with actor Mahima Chaudhry on Instagram. In the video, he wrote that Mahima is suffering from breast cancer. Calling her a ‘hero’, Anupam said that she wanted him to disclose the news to her fans on her behalf.
Posting the clip featuring Mahima, Anupam wrote, “Story of Mahima courage and cancer: I called her a month back from US to play a very important role in my 525th film The Signature. Our conversation turned into her discovering that she has breast cancer. What followed is in this candid conversation between us.”
He then asserted that Mahima’s attitude will “give hope to so many women all over the world.” Admitting that Mahima wanted Anupam to disclose the news to her fans, he said, “She calls me an eternal optimist but dearest Mahima, you are my hero! Friends, send her your love, warmth, wishes, prayers and blessings. She is back on sets where she belongs. She is ready to fly. All those producers and directors out there, here is your opportunity to tap into her brilliance! Jai ho to her!”
In the video, Mahima said that Anupam called her to do his film when she was getting treated in the hospital. She said that she has been receiving calls to do web shows and films but she couldn't say yes because she had no hair. Getting emotional, she said that she asked Anupam if she can do his film with a wig. "I had no symptoms of cancer and it was diagnosed in my routine checkups,” she remarked.
Mahima tied the knot with Bobby Mukherji in 2006 and got divorced in 2013. Together, they have one daughter named Ariana. In a 2021 interview with Pinkvilla, Mahima had spoken about how she quit acting to raise her daughter. “I came back and started living with my parents and you depend a lot on your parents. That was the time when my mother was diagnosed with an illness; she needed help and she could not be of that great help in raising my child. So, when I left for work, it was like leaving a toddler, and leaving my mother who needed assistance as well, so I had to completely depend on my staff. My dad had to live in Darjeeling. Then I had a sister who had a child too and she was single. So, it almost became like we both were raising children together,” she said.
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