Published On : Tue, Oct 23rd, 2018

After Pardes, Subhash Ghai asked others to stop giving me work, alleges Mahima Chaudhary

Nagpur: Even as #MeToo movement has blown the B-town beyond proportion with the names of many bigwigs like Anu Malik, Sajid Khan, Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Subhash Kapoor cropping up every single day, the storm seems to be far from over.

Recently Mahima Chaudhary was in Orange City and while in an interview with Nagpur Today she talked about the ongoing #MeToo movement “. She said, “I support the moment as it gives a freedom to talk about the wrong doing of people. With this moment it gives us the support of other woman who has gone through the same phase and it make the men think about their attitude towards woman. I had to go through hundreds of situations where I felt uncomfortable as they think it is just cool to ask for somethings privately. It is a double-edged sword and we as women were scared before all men while interacting and working with them. We have been wary of every man so now if a man is wary of woman so now we have reached a state of equality. You have to have that respect towards woman. Before this movement we would brush things aside and tried to forget things that happened to us but now I am sure we will be able to address them and tell them that just stop.”

She also shared some of her #MeToo moment she had to face while working in industry. She alleged that she had a rough experience working with film director Subhash Ghai who was the one who gave her a break in Bollywood. “After my First film ‘Pardes’ I was bullied over the work agreement with the director and he said to his fellow directors and friends to stop giving me work. At that time as he had a strong influence in industry everyone would listen to him and follow his words due to which I was left alone with no work and a bad image. What ever I earned with my first film just collapsed like a wall within no time. I had to start all over again as what ever he gave me with Pardes was finished.”

– By Farhan Kazi