Karishma Kapoor – the enthusiastic actress of bollywood.
Karishma Kapoor made a significant contribution in the bollywood films of 90s. She was very enthusiastic and the energy was reflected in the roles she had played. She did well opposite Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in the film Dil to Pagal Hai. It was a romantic film with songs of Lata and Udit Narayan becoming big hits like “dil to pagal hai”, “kab tak chup baithe”, etc.
She did well opposite Sunil Shetty in Gopi Kishen and Krishna. In Gopi Kishen, Sunil Shetty played a double role and Karishma had an affair with the smarter character depicted in the film. Karishma also showed her dancing skills in the song “hae huku”.
She played the role of a docile wife in the film Bibi No.1, opposite Salman Khan and Sushmita Sen. She believed in all the false stories told to her by Salman. When she came to know about his affair with Sushmita she left him and send her two children to Salman’s house. Her friends Anil Kapoor and Tabu helped her to bring the confidence of her husband back. Salman realised that having an extra-marital relationship is fine during the early days but when liability of the children are to borne in, the girlfriend fails miserably in her duties. Salman reverted back to Karishma at the end of the film.
She did well in Shyam Bengal’s film Zubeida along with Manoj Vajpai. Besides she got a challenging role in the film Fiza, where she played the role of the sister of Hrithik Roshan. It was an off-beat film with Jaya Bacchan playing the role of her mother.
She also did well in the film Hero No. 1, opposite Govinda. Govinda had shown his comedy skills in most of the films he had acted in, and it had been a challenge for Karishma to match him in performance in those films and she had complimented him in those roles.
Her other successful films include Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, opposite Salman Khan, which was also a comedy film. After marriage she left films. The viewers expect her to make a comeback in character roles because a lot of acting is still left in her.
By: Rumi Chatteri.