Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary who had made her acting debut at the age of 24 in 1997 film Pardes opposite Shah Rukh Khan is away from limelight for a long time. She is not even seen attending any Bollywood events or parties.
Recently, the actress has opened up on the horrific accident she suffered years ago that left her broken emotionally, physically, and almost ended her career.
The actor opened up about an accident that took place during the shoot of her film Dil Kya Kare, which starred Ajay Devgn and Kajol.
Mahima Chaudhry recalls horrific accident
“I was working for Ajay Devgn and Kajol’s home production film Dil Kya Kare with Prakash Jha. During that, in Bengaluru, while on my way to the studio, I had a massive accident where a truck hit my car, and the glass of my car went into my face mostly. I thought I was dying, and at that point, no one even helped me get to the hospital. It is only after reaching the hospital, much later, when my mother came, Ajay came and they went to discuss. I got up and saw my face in the mirror and saw the horror. When they did the surgery on me, they took out 67 glass pieces,” Mahima Chaudhary told PinkVilla.
“I get teary-eyed when I talk about it. I had to be stitched, stapled and had to be indoors and not be exposed to sunlight. My room was completely blacked out. I didn’t look at myself; there was no mirror. Lights which had UV rays light couldn’t be there, so that the marks don’t stay,” the actress said while speaking with the entertainment portal.
“There were a lot of movies that I had lined up for myself during that time, and I had to let go. I didn’t want people to know because at that time, people were not that supportive. If at that time, I had discussed it and said that I had cut myself like this, they would have said… ‘oh, iska toh chehra kharab ho gaya (her face has been destroyed), let’s sign someone else’,” she was quoted as saying.
The actor added that she had to let go many films. However, slowly and steadily, she started to act by taking up cameos and guest appearances. “Yes, it did look like where did she go? I was hiding. I braved it out and it is only because of my family,” she said.