When Kajol declared on Twitter and Instagram that she was taking a hiatus from social media, her followers were taken aback. She published an image with a black background and the caption, “Facing one of the toughest trials of my life.”
With her husband Ajay Devgn, daughter Nysa, and son Yug, as well as other family members, Kajol has been fairly active on Instagram. She also frequently shares old clips from her beloved films, including Bekhudi and Gupt, which just had important anniversaries.
The comments by her fans on the posts were a mix of concern and disappointment. While one user commented, “It’s okay not to be okay and take your time,” another wrote, “You are strong enough to face any problem.”
Last week, Kajol posted about the crime thriller Dushman turning 25. She shared, “#25years to Dushman. One of the scariest films I have ever said yes to or even watched for that matter. #AshutoshRana scared the crap out of me on screen and I’m sure out of all of you guys as well. And a big thanks till today to #PoojaBhatt and #TanujaChandra for making me so comfortable with such an uncomfortable topic. It is still such an uncomfortable film for me to watch! #WomenRock #StillWorking #SanjayDutt #FabFilm.”
The actor has been working in films since 1992, when she and Kamal Sadanah made their film debut in Bekhudi. Her grandmother Shobhana Samarth, aunt Nutan, and mother Tanuja are also performers.
Film producer and filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee was her father. Tanishaa Mukerji, her younger sister, also became an actor in the film industry.
Kajol’s next appearance will be in Lust Stories 2, an anthology film on Netflix India that was directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Konkona Sensharma, R Balki, and Amit R Sharma.
She will also appear in the upcoming Disney+ Hotstar premiere of Suparn S Varma’s Indian adaption of the well-known CBS programme The Good Wife.
She last appeared in the poignant drama Salaam Venky, starring Revathy, which is streaming now only on ZEE5.