Actor Mahima Chaudhry who made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Pardes has noted how Kajol and Ajay Devgn were so helpful and accommodating of her when she faced a deadly accident at the height of her fame in the 90s. In the same breath, she has also spoken about how she was treated by certain members of the press.
In an interview, Chaudhry spoke about how she faced a dreadful car accident during the last day of shoot on Dil Kya Kare. “The glass came like bullets into my face,” she told an entertainment portal and said that she had already begun preparing for a life beyond cinema but Devgn, one of the producers of the movie, was a big support.
“When I had my accident, they (the press) came to the set when nobody was allowed, and they took a shot… And they wrote ‘Mahima’s had an accident, and she has scars on her face, we can finally call her scarface’. It still hurts me. How nasty can you be? Ajay and Kajol, who were my producers, saw to it that nobody in the industry got to know about it. At that time, it would have devastated my career,” she said. “He was a very generous producer. He looked after everything; sending me to the right doctors, and seeing to it that I got the best treatment. He said ‘No, no, you’re not doing this treatment in Bangalore. I’m taking you to Bombay, I’m sending you to the best’,” she says of Devgn.
[Image Credit: Mahima Chaudhry]