Karisma Kapoor is one of the biggest celebrities in Bollywood. The starlet made her acting debut back in 1991 with Prem Qaidi, when she was only 17-years-old. Throughout the span of her career, she starred in several hit films such as Andaz Apna Apna, Coolie No.1, Judwaa, Zubeida and many others. However, long before getting into Bollywood, she knew that acting was her calling. Belonging to the Raj Kapoor family, Karisma had her mind and heart set on taking the legacy forward as her father, Randhir Kapoor and uncles, Rishi and Rajiv Kapoor were also a part of the entertainment industry. In a recent interview, Karisma walked down the memory lane and opened on her journey in Bollywood.
Dil Toh Pagal Hai
In a recent interview, Karisma shared that, as a child, she would visit her grandfather on set and when she saw him perform, she felt mesmerised. She knew that she wanted to get into acting when she saw her grandfather direct Ram Teri Ganga Maili. When she spoke to Raj about wanting to get into the acting business, he told her, "It’s glamorous but it’s not a bed of roses. you will have to work very hard." The late actor's advice stuck with her, however, she still had a lot of doubts about herself.
Karisma added that it was her mother, Babita Shivdasani, who helped her stay grounded despite everything. She told Karisma that until she doesn't try, she will never know if she's good at acting. Babita was the one who helped her sign her first film, which became a huge success. And despite some highs and lows throughout her career, Karisma's mother kept telling her that actor's job is to entertain. Karisma added that she signed Dil To Pagal Hai opposite Madhuri Dixit at a time when no other actress wanted to share screen space with the latter. Not only did the film prove to be a massive hit, but Karisma also got a national award for her performance.