Mahima Chaudhry is best-known for her performance in the 1997 hit Pardes, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan.

. Ever since, she has featured in films like Daag: The Fire, Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin, Deewane, Kurukshetra, Dhadkan, Lajja, Baghban, Om Jai Jagadish, and many more.

She stated that the cancer was detected during the yearly routine check-up. Now, in the latest interview, she recalled her battle with breast cancer and called it 'difficult.'

Talking to ETimes, she shared that she is happy that her story is used as inspiration as many people's journeys used to inspire her.

She said that during the time Sanjay Dutt battled cancer, he inspired her as he was on set going on with his life and that's how she decided she wanted to be.

"Sanjay, Mahesh Manjrekar, and I, we all did a film together called Kurukshetra, and strangely, all of us had to battle cancer around the same time.

Sonali Bendre, Manisha Koirala, and Tahira Kashyap their stories inspired me. Tennis champion Martina Navratilova was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago.

She continued going to the matches and doing commentary while she underwent radiation," Mahima said.