Aruna Irani revealed how she struggled in the industry after rumours of her marriage to Mehmood Ali began to circulate. She explained how, following the experience, she stopped caring about portraying female leads in films.
Veteran performers Aruna Irani and Mehmood Ali were one of Bollywood’s most successful couples in the 1970s. Their connection was so strong that many people assumed they were married, which harmed Aruna’s career for over two to two and a half years. Aruna stated in a new interview how actor and producer Dada Kondke came to her aid when no producers wanted to work with her till she cleared the air.
In 1961, Aruna Irani made her acting debut in Gunga Jumna. Safar, Andaz, Caravan, Bobby, Dil to Pagal Hai, Gopi Kishan, Beta, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Doli Saja Ke, and Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand were among her many successful films and television shows. She appeared in films alongside Mehmood Ali such as Aulad, Humjoli, Devi, Bombay To Goa, and Naya Zamana. Despite the popularity of Caravan and Bombay To Goa, she struggled to find work after rumours of her marriage circulated.