“Iam Responsible For Karisma Kapoor’s Stardom”, Juhi Chawla Opens Up On Rejecting “Dil To Pagal Hai” and “Raja Hindustani”
Karisma Kapoor, granddaughter of the legendary actor Raj Kapoor has proved her mettle as an actress, she was one of the prominent actresses of the 90s. But she left her full-fledged career and married Sanjay Kapur. The couple got separated after 14 years of marital bliss. She has two children from her first marriage Samaira Kapoor and Kiaan Raj Kapoor. From a prominent actress to a doting mother of two Karisma Kapoor’s journey has truly been an inspiring one.
Among many other hit films that Karisma had given, Dil Toh Paagal Hai and Raja Hindustani are two films that are absolute classics and still watched by a lot of us. However, did you know that not Karisma Kapoor but Juhi Chawla was the first choice for both of these films? Juhi rejected both of these films and Karisma was roped in to play the part.
And now in a recent interview with Rajeev Masand, Juhi opened up on letting go such biggies and joked how she is responsible for Karisma Kapoor’s stardom. “I became pig-headed. I suddenly thought the industry will stop if I don’t work. I got some amazing chances to work in films, but my ego came in the way. I didn’t do some films, which I could have done, which may have been harder work and more competitive. I just didn’t do them because I wanted the easy stuff and I wanted to work with people I was comfortable with. I didn’t break barriers.” She further added, “I made stars out of everybody else”.
Upon being asked if she considers herself responsible for Karisma’s stardom she teasingly said, “Absolutely. I am responsible for her stardom.”
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