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"None of my films could match Pardes" - Mahima

Discussion in 'Pardes' started by sheribaby51, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. sheribaby51

    sheribaby51 Well-Known Member

    "None of my films could match Pardes" - Mahima
    Monday, April 21 2008

    Directed by Tanuja Chandra, Hope And A Little Sugar is long-delayed has finally released. We will see Mahima Chaudhary again, who must have pinned plenty of hope on this film, she of the sugary smile. And must be hoping to storm back into the headlines, after marriage and motherhood, with Hope And A Little Sugar.

    Mahima made a dazzling debut in Subhash Ghai's Pardes, opposite Shahrukh Khan. She went on to win almost all the best debutant actress awards and was acknowledged to be one of the finest finds of Subhash Ghai and the film industry. She paid lavish tributes to her godfather Ghai, and the actress went from strength to strength,

    notching up several stage shows abroad and raked in the cash. But could not cash in on the film's success as soon after she lashed out at her mentor Ghai regarding exploitation, mainly financial. She admitted her folly later, but could not regain lost ground despite a hit Daag The Fire. She now admits, "None of my films could match Pardes."

    Her career was gradually reduced to special appearances (Baghban), item numbers (Tere Naam) and box office disasters (Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana, Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye...). Meanwhile, she kept herself in the news by her open affair with tennis icon Leander Paes and deep cleavage photographs splashed with her interviews. Till she caught Leander cheating on her, and dropped him like a flop film, found genuine love elsewhere soon enough, and recently became a proud mom, too.

    In Hope And A Little Sugar, Mahima plays a Sikh woman whose husband (Vikram Chatwal) dies during the 9/11 disaster. Tanuja Chandra said she was the perfect choice as "Mahima looks very Punjabi". Mahima was the screen name Subhash Ghai gave VJ Ritu whom he discovered for the big screen. "My father-in-law in the film (Anupam Kher) cannot come to terms with the loss and develops a hatred towards Muslims. Later, I fall in love with a Muslim boy, Ali (Amit Sial), but my father-in-law objects to this because Ali is a Muslim," explained Mahima.

    Eventually, Kher does come to terms with reality and learns to live with the fact that his son is no more. The climax sees him facing the same kind of treatment from Americans because of his beard and turban.

    Tanuja Chandra, who returns to the directors' chair after a hiatus, wanted to tell her audience that there is always hope in life and one should never give up on it. Mahima's character believes in hope and names her sweet shop, Hope And A Little Sugar.


  2. K

    K I love you Shah Rukh. Staff Member

    Yea, I agree. She was soo good in Pardes...and then unfortunately.:eek:

    Thanks Sheri.:)
  3. sanjani

    sanjani Ullu-Club Member

    I love her in Pardes and always wanted to see her with ShahRukh again... :nod:
  4. bluey[Ru]

    bluey[Ru] Guest

    i agree Brita, i think shed look really good with Shahrukh again!
    but i soo want to watch this movie! sounds interseting!
  5. srk-nihal

    srk-nihal Winning Hearts

    I love Pardes so much..Mahima did really very well as an actress..I really hope to see SRK-Mahima jodi again on screen :)
  6. sheruka

    sheruka SRK forever

    I love pardes too.:)

    then she did some bad movies:(
    omg i didnt know she is married.:eek:
  7. starstar

    starstar People are not perfect (except when they smile)

    I also loved Mahima in Pardes :)
    Her performance was so good and sincere that I could hardly believe that it was actually her debut film. She really did an amazing job in "Pardes"

    The story of "Hope And A Little Sugar" also seems to be very interesting.
    It must feel a little bit strange for Mahima to have one of her films being released, while she has left the industry since already long.
    But I'm also sure her fans haven't forgotten her and are happy that this long-delayed film has finally released.
  8. i like to see mahima with srk again she is very nice and good actress.if she has a good director and good subject for her filmes shellbe successful in her art.
  9. Raj's Simran

    Raj's Simran New Member

    I want to see Mahima and SRK as a pairing once again too. Their chemistry was beautiful and so natural.

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