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Karisma Kapoor- The biggest fall ever for an A-list actress

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She was a top actress in late 90s. Raining blockbusters and hits every year


1996- Raja Hindustani

1997- DTPH

1999-HSSH, Biwi No.1, Haseena Maan Jayegi

2000-DHLJ


National award for DTPH


Filmfare BA for Raja Hindustani, Fiza


She was everywhere and topping every list. She was the number 1 actress from 97 to 99 as well.


It is almost impossible to imagine someone in a place like hers..at the top..at the centre of critical and commericial success to suddenly decline so much that she just loses it all and with in 3/4 years gets reduced to doing B grade horror movies like Baaz and tv serial on sahara one


What led to such a steep decline? Now even those who were no where near her in her prime like shilpa, raveena etc are all so much more relevant than her. Even Sonali bendre is more relevant than her now.


How did karisma lose work all of a sudden? She clearly wanted to work which is why she did Baaz and that TV serial which requires hours of shoot, so it is not like she chose to not work. She might have stepped back but everyone forgot her like she never existed, which must have been shocking even for her own self. Her career as a leading lady barely lasted for a decade. She saw solid highs but her lows were shockingly low and very abrupt. 

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bahurani put a dent,  took over with HDDCS

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This content was originally posted by: cougarTown

She was a top actress in late 90s. Raining blockbusters and hits every year


1996- Raja Hindustani

1997- DTPH

1999-HSSH, Biwi No.1, Haseena Maan Jayegi

2000-DHLJ


National award for DTPH


Filmfare BA for Raja Hindustani, Fiza


She was everywhere and topping every list. She was the number 1 actress from 97 to 99 as well.


It is almost impossible to imagine someone in a place like hers..at the top..at the centre of critical and commericial success to suddenly decline so much that she just loses it all and with in 3/4 years gets reduced to doing B grade horror movies like Baaz and tv serial on sahara one


What led to such a steep decline? Now even those who were no where near her in her prime like shilpa, raveena etc are all so much more relevant than her. Even Sonali bendre is more relevant than her now.


How did karisma lose work all of a sudden? She clearly wanted to work which is why she did Baaz and that TV serial which requires hours of shoot, so it is not like she chose to not work. She might have stepped back but everyone forgot her like she never existed, which must have been shocking even for her own self. Her career as a leading lady barely lasted for a decade. She saw solid highs but her lows were shockingly low and very abrupt. 

Karishma was was bullied a lot, people calling her man-like. She also did not evolve skill wise as an actress and probably decided with the marriage to AB jr initially and then Kareena's debut that she didn't want to work 24/7 anymore, and so offers dried up because people did not think of her as an actress useful to continue on. 


The role of the actress has rapidly become far more respectable now, and even though I think we're in the weakest generation acting-wise of top actresses so far, it is admirable how the likes of Deepika and Alia are now in a position where many people in regular times admire them, whereas being an actress in the late 90s/00s meant that people could easily disrespect you any second.


Aishwarya was the beauty so things were different for her, but even the likes of Urmila and even Bipasha were not really respected. Yes Bipasha is liked among Bollywood fans but the Amar Singh fake rumor that was planted against her is still used today. Urmila was made fun of because...RGV but she was a great actress which people know far too late. 


Shilpa (and her husband) have a lot of friends who are helping her and Shilpa liked working all these years. She's so ambitious she went to Big Brother and came back the talk of the town. Raveena is married to one of the biggest ppl in Bollywood she's more cushioned than Rani. Can't really compare to Karishma. 


If you see her on those dance shows it's obvious Karishma regrets how her career turned out. It's why Kajol is very fond of her despite the Ajay history, she also kind of set aside her career early, but Kajol got respectable family friendly films whereas Karishma had some crazy ones. 

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Posted: 3 months ago

I think Karishma could star in movies now if she wants to. If they run is a different story. Most of Kajols recent movies are Ajay produced smiley36

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The problem with Karishma, is the same problem that Preity Zinta has - they were great and all during their prime, but no longevity. They were unable to reinvent themselves or generate hype amongst the audiences.


Its actually better to be a Kajol or Tabu than a Karishma or Preity. Temporary success isn't better than a fullsome and long career. 


The other problem for Karishma is that her acting is very 90's she couldn't adapt to the change. She was essentially the buffer between Sridevi/Madhuri and the takeover of Rani/Ash/Preity. Somewhere in between she fell between the cracks.

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Why did she not get big offers after Raja Hindustani?

Karishma and Preity 's falls were sad. They faded fast.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_Mubarak


Karishma is in this movie next year. Maybe itll be a big streaming hit 

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The problem with Karishma, is the same problem that Preity Zinta has - they were great and all during their prime, but no longevity. They were unable to reinvent themselves or generate hype amongst the audiences.


Its actually better to be a Kajol or Tabu than a Karishma or Preity. Temporary success isn't better than a fullsome and long career. 


The other problem for Karishma is that her acting is very 90's she couldn't adapt to the change. She was essentially the buffer between Sridevi/Madhuri and the takeover of Rani/Ash/Preity. Somewhere in between she fell between the cracks.

She is younger than Aishwarya and Priti but she debuted much before them and was already reaching a saturation point by the time they were peaking. She did enjoy a good couple of years at the peak. I guess her biggest downfall was her rebound marriage. The entire marriage saga created a perception about her that she was a failed and sympathetic actor. She is a much more successful actress than Priti for sure. 

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Why did she not get big offers after Raja Hindustani?

Karishma and Preity 's falls were sad. They faded fast.

She did HSSH, Jaanwar, Jeet , Biwin No.1, haseena maan jaayegi, Dil toh pagal hai, etc after that. In fact she featured in every hit movie in those years after Raja Hindustani. The problem was with the kind of movies that were being made. They didn’t leave a lot of impact on her overall filmography.

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Posted: 3 months ago

She was supposed to do HDDCS?