Meenakshi Seshadri, who ruled Bollywood in the 1980s and early 1990s, made a rare appearance on the singing reality show Indian Idol. The actor also gave a pleasant surprise to Indian Idol judges Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya by bringing them South Indian dishes cooked by her. She also talked about how she honed her cooking skills after moving to the US after her marriage. Also read: Indian Idol Faces Boycott Calls On Twitter After Contestant Rito Raba Was Eliminated From Top 15
Meenakshi, who married investment banker Harish Mysore in 1995 and moved to the US with him, said during the show: “Main US mein gayi, ma bani, wife bani, sab bani aur bawarchi bhi bani. Ab main kah sakti hu ki main south indian vegetarian khana main kafi ajha bana leti hu (I went to USA, became a mother, became a wife, also became a cook. Now I can say that I have very good south Indian vegetarian food can cook well).”
The promo of Saturday’s episode was shared by Sony TV on social media with the caption: “Meenakshi ji hai ek badiya cook bhi aur unke swadisht khaane mein double tadka lagaaya hai Deboshmita ke suro ne! (Meenakshi is also a good cook and contestant Deboshmita gave it more flavor with her singing performance).”
On the promo, Deboshmita sings Meenakshi’s hit Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye from the movie Jurm. It was filmed on Vinod Khanna and Meenakshi and sung by Kumar Sanu and Sadhna Sargam. When presenter Aditya Narayan asked her that it must be very romantic for her husband to hear this song, the actor revealed that they had never listened to the song together.
A fan commented on the video: “Happy to see Meenakshi Sheshadri ji after so many years.” Another wrote: “Oooh, she’s real beauty.”
Meenakshi has appeared in several films like Hero (1983), Swati (1986), Dilwaala (1986), Inaam Dus Hazaar (1987), Shahenshah (1988), Jurm (1990), Ghayal (1990), Ghar Ho To Aisa (1990 ), Damini (1993) and Ghatak (1996). She has two children.