Renowned actor Niju Machhan reflects on her remarkable comeback journey after a hiatus following pregnancy, marking a triumphant year in the industry.
With a career spanning six years, Machhan took a break for health and personal reasons, which extended to six years. During this hiatus, she dedicated time to prioritize her well-being and family, allowing for introspection on life and career. Embracing motherhood brought about a transformative shift, instilling patience and reshaping her perspective.
In candid conversation, the Tum Bin Jiya Jaye Na (2014) and Munidhaar (2016) actor discloses the apprehensions accompanying her decision to return to the spotlight. Machhan acknowledges the challenges of post-pregnancy struggles to regain her physical form, emphasizing the disparity between perceptions and reality in the entertainment industry.
“I strongly believe that what we perceive often differs from the world’s perspective. When I contemplated returning to acting, the anxiety of facing the camera with added weight lingered. Understanding the industry’s demands, I knew securing roles immediately after childbirth would be challenging without shedding those extra pounds. My strategy was clear – invest in self-improvement before stepping into auditions,” shares Machhan.
Her resilience bore fruit as she triumphantly secured a project at her very first audition upon returning in 2023. The experience bolstered her confidence, and Machhan embarked on a transformative journey to regain her physical prowess, shedding weight from 68kg to 58kg. Now, with renewed vigor, she is eager to explore diverse mediums that have evolved since her hiatus.
“Currently, I’m focused on honing my craft, exploring roles that align with my aspirations. Alongside my daily commitment to Kundali Bhagya on TV, I am actively seeking more nuanced characters. My ultimate goal is to showcase that a mother can successfully navigate multitasking,” concludes Machhan, expressing her dedication to both her professional and maternal roles.
Niju Machhan’s comeback stands as a testament to resilience, determination, and the ability to overcome challenges, inspiring others in the entertainment industry and beyond.