Actress Mahima Chaudhary has spoken about the time when she was informed of the truth in place of Ram Gopal Varma. She said that she was deeply hurt by the incident.
In an interview, she said that it was ‘disrespectful’ to learn about being replaced through the press. When asked about the process of ‘networking’ in Bollywood, she said that she could think of two such instances when she was replaced but was not sure if it was due to the equation of the filmmakers who replaced her gave.
She told the Bollywood bubble that I was offered Satya while I was doing pardes. Shri Ram Gopal Varma met me and said, ‘I am doing this very short film which I want to make quickly. It is about a gangster, and is no part of it. For a girl. Mahima said that she read the story and was very impressed. She wanted to say that she wanted to do so, despite the rejection of Pardes director Subhash Ghai.
She said that she had started talking about Satya in her press talk, but it was revealed that they had already started shooting with another actor, who was in all her productions without telling her. They didn’t even think it’s important to call me, or call my manager and say ‘we’ve changed our minds.
He said that he had to hear about it ‘from the press’ and at that time ‘the press could mean a lot’. I was insulted, I was insulted, I took it really badly.
Satya became a cult classic. It starred JD Chakraborty, Manoj Bajpayee and Urmila Matondkar. Mahima acted in films like Dil Kya Kare and Dhadak.