Chhaya Kadam Reveals Her Mother Had 'Dementia', Adds Latter Could Recall Only This Bollywood Actor

In a recent conversation, Chhaya Kadam opened up about her experience of working with a Bollywood actor. Moreover, the actress mentioned the three things her mother could remember.

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Chhaya Kadam Reveals Her Mother Had 'Dementia', Adds Latter Could Recall Only This Bollywood Actor

Chhaya Kadam became a household name after she mesmerised everyone with her appearance in the film, Laapataa Ladies. She portrayed the character, 'Manju Mai', in the film. Indeed, her impactful acting even made her a place in the global platform, Cannes. Moreover, Chhaya's another film, All We Imagine As Light, helmed by Payal Kapadia, recorded a grand win at the Cannes Film Festival. Now, she opened up about her experience of working with Amitabh Bachchan during Jhund's shoot.

Chhaya Kadam recalls how Amitabh Bachchan helped her on the sets of Jhund

In an interview with Filmfare, Chhaya Kadam talked about her experience of working with Amitabh Bachchan in the film, Jhund. She called the actor ‘macho man’ and mentioned how much he maintains his punctuality. She also revealed having huge respect towards him. Further, recalling an incident from the sets of their film, wherein Amitabh managed to help her, she added:

“I did get one opportunity to interact with him on the sets when we were shooting for a scene and we had to sit on a bullock cart. I was very happy that I got a seat next to him but soon disappointed because someone called him to the front of the cart. After the shoot was over, I was trying to get off the cart and saw a hand appear to help me get down. It was Amit ji. For us he’s still the macho man he was in Don, we don’t realise that he is ageing too, which is sad.”

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Chhaya Kadam reveals the three things her mother could remember, including Amitabh Bachchan, among others

In the same conversation, Chhaya also mentioned how she couldn't get much time or chances to talk with Amitabh. However, Chhaya then recalled a conversation with him about her mother, who was suffering from dementia. The actress mentioned that although her mother stopped recognising her, but she clearly remembered him. In Chhaya's words:

“It was so amazing working with Amit ji. He is so punctual. If the shoot was to start at 5 am he would be on set 15 minutes before only. However, I didn't get much of a chance to interact with him because of the respect I have for him in my heart. Once, we spoke briefly when I told him about my mother, who is suffering from dementia and does not recognise anything, including me. I told him she just remembers three people, Sai Baba, Balasaheb Thackeray and Amitabh Bachchan.”

Chhaya Kadam recently debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in her mom's saree

Earlier, when Chhaya Kadam made her grand debut at the Cannes Film Festival, she wore her mother's saree in beige and golden hues. She paired it with a purple-toned embroidered blouse and a nath. She completed her look with a bun, adorned with a gajra and kept her makeup neutral with a bindi and nude makeup. For the unversed, Chhaya's film, All We Imagine As Light, directed by Payal Kapadia, competed and won at Cannes 2024 for the prestigious Palme d'Or. This is the first Indian film to compete for the Palme d'Or in the last thirty years. Talking about the traditional Marathi attire Chhaya wore for the event, she said:

"Mom, my dream of making you travel in a plane remains unfulfilled, but today I brought your saree and nose ring on a flight to the Cannes Film Festival, and so I am satisfied. Still mother! You were needed today to watch this. Love you a lot."

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Chhaya Kadam's professional front 

Chhaya started her career in acting as a theatre artist and made her stage debut in Waman Kendre's Zulva. Afterwards, Chhaya's first film, Baimanus, was shelved due to unforeseen circumstances, but she subsequently appeared in films such as Mi Sindhutai Sapkal, Baboo Band Baaja, Kuni Ghar Deta Ka Ghar and many more. Chaaya debuted in Hindi cinema with Singham Returns, where she had a small screen time with Ajay Devgn. Afterwards, she took Indian cinema to a global platform with the Malayalam and Hindi language film All We Imagine As Ligh, starring Kusruti, Divya Prabha, Chhaya Kadam and Hridhu Haroon in pivotal roles.

Let us know your views on Chhaya Kadam's recent revelations. 

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