Karisma Kapoor has revealed that she initially rejected the film “Dil To Pagal Hai” because it needed her to compete in a dance with Madhuri Dixit. Her mother, former actor Babita Kapoor, had also encouraged her to pursue the part.
Karisma Kapoor will appear on the reality show Indian Idol 12 as a special guest this weekend.
On the show, Karisma said, “Every single heroine refused the film. The role came to me…it was a dance film and that too to work with opposite Madhuri Dixit they said ‘No how can we dance alongside Madhuri Dixit ji!’ Initially, I too said no to it as it was a dance film and competition dance with Madhuri Dixit. I said, ‘This isn’t happening’. Then finally, Yash ji and Adi (Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra) narrated the story to me. My mother told me, ‘You must take up the challenge. You are a big fan of Madhuri Dixit, you must do it. You work hard and you will shine.”
The actor said, “We were shooting for a movie in Chennai, and I saw a man wearing a dhoti sitting at a distance. A lot of people flocked around, so I thought that he must be a senior artist from the South, who I may not know. Later, Anna (Suniel) asked me to meet the man. We clicked photos together and were talking for almost 20 minutes. Later, before the shot, the same man was dabbing my face with a puff, and I was shocked. I immediately went to Suniel enquiring about him, and to my shock, he revealed that it was a prank! The person was actually his own make-up artist. It was a hilarious moment and we all started laughing!
She also added, “The second time, during an action sequence, there were two men with daggers coming towards each other. In no time, they started fighting. I was so scared that I asked for police to be called or summon someone from the unit to stop the fight. Just when I was literally in tears, Suniel again revealed that it was a prank! So yes, Suniel Shetty was the biggest prankster”.
On the work front, Karisma just marked her 30th year in the Hindi film industry. On June 21, the release date of her debut feature ‘Prem Qaidi’, she achieved the milestone. She released a video montage of her hit songs from the 1990s on her Instagram account earlier this month.