Bollywood actor MahimaChaudhary told that director Shubhah Ghai had bullied her and also sent messages to many producers to tell them not to work with her.
She said in an interview with Bollywood Hungama , ‘I was bullied by Mr. Subhash Ghai. He even took me to the court and wanted me to cancel my first show. It was quite stressful. He sent a message to all the producers that nobody should work with me! If you pick up one of the issues of Trade Guide magazine in 1998 or 1999, there was an ad that he had given which stated that if anybody wanted to work with me, that person would have to contact him. Otherwise, it would be a breach of contract. However, there was no such contract which said that I had to seek his permission.”
The actor said that about the four Bollywood celebrities who came out in her support, she said, “Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, David Dhawan and Rajkumar Santoshi were the only four people who stood by me. They all told me to stay strong. David Dhawan called and told me that, ‘Don’t worry and don’t let him bully you.”
She was replaced by Urmilla Mandokar in Ram Gopal varma in Satya and said, “That was supposed to be my second film. I had taken the signing amount. He didn’t even have the decency to call me or my manager and inform me about the reality. I learnt from the press that he had begun shooting without me.”
Her debut film was with Sharukh Khan in the film Pardes 1997 directed by Ghai. Model-Actor Kate Sharma had filed a molestation complaint against Shubahsh Ghai in 2018. She also alleged that he tried to forcibly kiss and hug her after calling her to her house.