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Mahima Chaudhary wants to return with regional films

Updated: December 17, 2012, 6:44 PM IST
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Mahima Chaudhary wants to return with regional films
Mahima says after becoming a mother, priorities have changed in her life.

New Delhi: She has been away from the limelight for quite sometime and actress Mahima Choudhary says she wants to make a 'small comeback' on the silver screen with regional films. The 39-year-old actress married architect Bobby Mukherjee in 2006 and the couple were blessed with a baby girl two years later. The 'Dhadkan' actress then took a break from films to concentrate on motherhood.

"I don't want to put pressure on myself of making a comeback. I don't want to do something extraordinary. It could be a small film but the plot should be interesting. I want to do regional films because they are coming out with great
scripts," Mahima told PTI.

Originally named Ritu, the actress made a promising debut with Subhash Ghai's 1997 film 'Pardes'. After that she starred in many films and portrayed various characters on-screen, be it a young bride forced to fight dowry in 'Lajja' or a
stubborn tenant in 'Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar'.

But the actress says after becoming a mother, priorities have changed in her life.

"Life changes once you have a baby. There was a time when I did films like crazy. But now after marriage and being a mother, you tend to look at something substantial in your scripts. In these years, I was not active in films but
recently I hosted a children's reality show," she said.

Mahima starred in strong supporting roles in films such as 'Dil Kya Kare', 'Om Jai Jagadish' and 'Saaya'.

Before taking a break, she starred in films like 'Sandwich', 'Home Delivery... Aapko Ghar Tak' and 'Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana'. These films did not do well at the box-office but Mahima has no regrets about them.

"I did those films because I found them interesting. As an actress, I got the opportunity to play different characters.

"These films are part of my career and I feel, we actors do many films which are not appreciated by the audience," said the actress, who was in the Capital recently to launch designer Preeti Ghai and make-up artist Aashmeen Munjaal's
regal couture collection and make-up trends 2013.

Being away from mainstream cinema for the past four years, Mahima says she did not miss the industry because she was very much a part of it.

"I never missed the industry in these years. I was not doing films but I always meet my co-stars in some event or party. Couple of months ago, we all met at Amitji's (Amitabh Bachchan) birthday bash. So, I never felt being out of the
industry," she added.

First Published: December 17, 2012, 6:44 PM IST
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