Meenakshi Seshadri Reveals She Didn't Believe In Making Friends In Bollywood, Praises Jackie Shroff

In a recent interview, Meenakshi Seshadri talked about the humble behaviour she got from her co-star, Jackie Shroff but mentioned that earlier, she didn't believe in making friends in Bollywood.


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Meenakshi Seshadri Reveals She Didn't Believe In Making Friends In Bollywood, Praises Jackie Shroff

Miss India 1981 winner, Meenakshi Seshadri was counted amongst the highest-paid actresses of her time. After making her Bollywood debut with the 1983 film, Painter Babu, she was immediately for another movie, Hero. However, it was her stint in Damini that etched a special place in millions of hearts. However, after tying the knot with a US-based investment banker, Harish Mysore in 1955, Meenakshi shifted to Plano, Texas. She left her acting career, and started teaching Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Odissi at Cherish Dance School, founded by her husband, Harish. But now, she is ready to return to Bollywood and has sat for an interview before her comeback.

Meenakshi Seshadri reveals she didn’t believe in making friends with Bollywood co-stars earlier

In an interview with Zoom, Meenakshi Seshadri opened up about her return to India to begin phase 2.0 of her acting career. During the chat, the 60-year-old gorgeousness mentioned that when she returned to India, she reached out to her Hero co-star, Jackie Shroff. Undoubtedly, Jackie gave her a warm welcome when she arrived in Mumbai and took her along to various film events he was invited to. Praising Jackie, Meenakshi shared

“He is one person I reached out to after coming back. He has been very sweet inviting me several times for events in Mumbai. Maybe he wants me to feel included and welcomed. That’s his unique quality."

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In the same conversation, Meenakshi admitted that in the initial years of her acting career, she didn't believe in making friends and hanging out with them. However, now, as time has passed, and she is all set to begin her new phase in Mumbai, she wants to reconnect with her old friends from the film industry, including Sangeeta Bijlani. Meenakshi added:

"In my first innings, I didn’t really believe in making friends and hanging out with them but this time around I do. Another friend I want to meet is Sangeeta Bijlani.”

Meenakshi Seshadri reveals she and Jackie Shroff didn't get the right kind of films

Talking about her acting career in the earlier times, Meenakshi noted how the 1983 Subhash Ghai directorial film, Hero, made her an overnight star. She starred in the film along with Jackie Shroff. However, elaborating more on the same, Meenakshi mentioned that after this film, they didn't get the right ones. She also regretted over not being able to replicate the same chemistry with Jackie again. She stated:

“The success of Hero could not be repeated, because the few films Jackie and I did after that, the audience didn’t get what they wanted. They didn’t get that romance, the story of Jackie and Meenakshi. I feel bad about that, because with the right kind of films, him and I could have done some really nice movies together.”

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Meenakshi Seshadri's personal life

After having a few alleged link-ups with singer, Kumar Sanu and director, Rajkumar Santoshi, Meenakshi Seshadri tied the knot with a US-based investment banker, Harish Mysore. It was during an interview when Meenakshi met her husband’s sister, who was interviewing her. During the conversation, the interviewer mentioned that she had a brother, and as Meenakshi was looking to settle down, she asked, “Is your brother married? I like you very much, even in one meeting I feel I know you very well, so is your brother anything like that.” And her future sister-in-law replied, “He is better than me.” Soon, they met and instantly clicked off. They got married in 1995, and they welcomed their kids, a son named Josh and a daughter named Kendra.

What do you think about Meenakshi's revelations? Let us know!

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