Karisma Kapoor was the first woman in the family to act after generations of male superstars. From Prithviraj Kapoor to Raj Kapoor to his father Rishi Kapoor, the Kapoor family has produced some of Bollywood’s most loved stars.
Karishma made her debut with Prem Kaidi in 1991. However, do you know that it was with his grandfather Raj Kapoor that he wanted to make his first film. Raj was directing henna around the same time. The film featured his son, Karishma’s uncle Rishi in the lead role.
On Instagram, a Bollywood fan has shared a clip of an old interview of Karisma. It was filmed around the same time that his first film was released. In this, Karisma told about henna and her grandfather.
I definitely loved working with my father and in henna. But unfortunately, my uncle is the hero of the film. It will be clear that I cannot work contrary to them. I mean, don’t make it out like this.
My grandfather had chosen Chintu Chacha, so you do not expect a niece to act unlike an uncle. So please do not do so unfairly, he said. She always used to say, ‘Lolo baby, I know you will become (an actor). But I just want to say, if you become an actor, be the best, otherwise not.
Raj Kapoor died while henna was being filmed. His son, Karisma’s father Randhir Kapoor, took over the direction of directing and completed the film. It starred Zeba Bakhtiar and Ashwini Bhave alongside Rishi.
Karisma later starred in films like Coolie No.1, Judwaa, Dil To Pagal Hai and Zubeida. He took a long break from acting but made a comeback last year with the web series Mentalness.
His last major Bollywood release was Vikram Bhatt’s supernatural thriller Dangerous Ishq in 2012, though he starred exclusively in the anthology Bombay Talkies and Ananand L. Rai’s Zero.