Meenakshi Sheshadri, one of the top actresses of Bollywood, has been away from the world of acting for a long time. At the peak of his career, she had decided to get married and settle down in the US. Now that her children have grown up, Meenakshi is thinking of making a comeback. In an interview, she said that she will think about it if she is offered a good role.
Meenakshi, who has been busy in the family, has been away from the film industry for the past 26-27 years. Speaking to Etimes, she said, ‘I got married in 1995 and shifted to America, where I now live with both my children. My daughter is working and my son is studying. I have friends here and spend time with them. Apart from India, all household chores have to be done on their own in the US. I am very busy at home and in the garden. We are like other normal families.”
Meenakshi had distanced herself from films when she was at the peak of her career. “When I decided that I wanted to get married, I knew it would be difficult for me to act,” she says. “When I met my husband, he lived in America. I thought of working in India with marriage in the US but then I decided that I couldn’t do both. I had to finish many of my films after marriage. I got many offers but I had to refuse.”
“I think many filmmakers said- “Oh she never wants to act again. You know how the news spreads but it was not true. I just took the break. It has been a long break but I am happy. I have no complaints. I wanted to be there with my family. My family and friends feel that I can still make a comeback. I have spoken to the filmmakers and they said that if I really want to work, there are many opportunities. I am ready.”
When being compared to other actresses, Meenakshi says, “I don’t know about the actresses who are going on in their professional careers but I know about myself. Now I am like a newcomer. I am starting after a long gap of about 27 years. I have to see what kind of roles I get and whether I will accept them.”