Karisma Kapoor on initially rejecting ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’

The actress revealed that she initially rejected the film “Dil To Pagal Hai” because it required her to compete in a dance with Madhuri Dixit.

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Bollywood veteran actress 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.”

The 1997 film ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ is a multi-starred romantic musical film, which is directed by Yash Chopra and along with Karima Kapoor, the movie also features Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Farida Jalal and Aruna Irani in a pivotal role.

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