However, after a few flop projects and a movie with Simbu's father T Rajendar, the actress vanished from the cine industry. She resurfaced in 2018 as a participant of Bigg Boss season 2.
When asked why she made the decision to enter Bigg Boss villa, Mumtaj explained that she wanted to change people's perception about her and reveal her true self to her fans.
She assumed the role of a mother in the villa voluntarily and her initial dominance was not well-received by the audience. However, as the weeks passed, Mumtaj was highly praised for her patience and dressing sense throughout the season.
Her maturity and patience in dealing with fellow contestant Mahat's constant bullying were applauded even by the host, Ulaganayagan Kamal Hassan.
She was in the house for 91 days and recently released an emotional video stating how much her days at Bigg Boss villa meant to her.
17.06.2018 is the day we were connected. You were the angels outside, whose prayers helped me inside, when I laughed you laughed, when I was upset you got upset, when I was targetted similarly you were also targetted, when I was in pain you felt the pain, finally when I came out and saw your love for me I was overwhelmed and humbled. I can't show my love the way you showed me but I will always be grateful to you. I love you loads and loads. God bless, remember me in your prayers.................. #Mumtaz #Mumtazfamily
What Happened After Bigg Boss?Right after her eviction from Bigg Boss, Mumtaj gave may interviews to online media. She even spoke about the #MeToo movement and insisted that women should be firm in saying 'NO'.
Even after a year, Mumtaj is keeping in touch with some of the contestants from Bigg Boss like Shariq, Janani, Ramya SK and Mamathi. They even celebrated the 1st year anniversary of Bigg Boss 2 and their friendship.
Much recently, she got on Instagram to connect with her fans. As for her re-entry into cinema, there hasn't been any official news if she will be acting again.
Her movie from 2007, titled as Valaiyam, is scheduled to be released this year after a 12-year delay. Apart from that, there hasn't been much going on in her life at the professional front. Will she be back to films? We can only wait!
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