I will go for a divorce if I plan to marry again, Mahima Chaudhary

The ‘Pardes’ actres Mahima Chaudhary returns to silver screen after a long hiatus with ‘Dark Chocolate’ based on Sheena Bora's murder case and the actress gets candid about her future plans. Mahima separated from her husband Bobby Mukherji three years back but she is yet to file for divorce.

Mahima reasoned for not filing divorce. The actress said, “I don’t have the time (laughs). On a serious note, we haven’t really given it a thought as it isn’t bothering us. I will go in for a divorce if I plan to get married again.”

Mahima took a backseat in 2006 since she was “bored” of her routine”. Says Mahima, “I remember wrapping up the shoot for Hope And A Little Sugar and going straight to a salon to cut my hair very short. Later, I went to the US where I met my husband, Bobby Mukherji (an architect) and we decided to settle down. After marriage, I was only concerned about raising my daughter, Ariana. I didn’t want to miss her even for a second. I thought that’s the best phase of my life, and I was enjoying it, far more than films.”

She separated from Bobby Mukherji in 2013. “I was a single mother and had to earn money. With a child, it was difficult to take up films, as it would have consumed a lot of time. I started judging a few television shows, making appearances at functions or cutting ribbons because it was convenient for me. It also gave me quick and good money. Now, when I look back, I feel those assignments ruined me as an actress,” she sighs.

Before entering into wedlock with Bobby Mukherji, Mahima was in a relationship with ace tennis player Leander Paes but their relationship ended on a bitter note. Mahima said, “He maybe a good tennis player, but he didn’t play fair with me. It wasn’t really shocking for me when I came to know that he was going around with someone else. His exit had no impact on my life. In fact, I became more mature as a person,” she says, adding, “I feel he did the same thing with Rhea (Pillai) as well.”