Model-turned-actress Mahima Chaudhry who is just four short of 50 years, has made a revelation that her career would have ended in 1999 after she met with a horrible accident involving a truck and a car in which she was travelling.

She said that the accident left her with multiple injuries on the face as the car’s windshield was hit badly. The actress told a website that none came to her rescue and she had to manage herself to reach a hospital.

Her mother and co-star Ajay Devgn arrived the very next day. The doctor treating her removed 67 glass pieces from her face and neck region, according to Mahima.

Due to this injury, many good projects that were lined up had to be let go. The actress said she didn’t want to share this at the time as the film industry was not matured enough and feared stigmatisation and branding.

The actress won the Filmfare award for her debut film Pardes, directed by Subhash Ghai, and later for Dhadkan for supporting role. The actress was in a relationship with tennis star Leander Paes but they split after the actress found out that he was dating Reha Pillai.

She married a businessman in 2006 and has a daughter. Later in 2011,she separated from him due to incompatibility.