It has been long since Karisma Kapoor's last screen outing in Suneel Darshan's 2006 dud, 'Mere Jeevan Saathi'. But all set to make her comeback this year in Vikram Bhatt's 'Dangerous Ishq' , Lolo looks set to regain her former glory as one of Bollywood's most bankable stars.
The movie has been making all the right noises and the latest we have heard is that Lolo, along with the film's crew, will be travelling to Cannes to showcase the film.
With this, Karisma will join the minute coterie of desi filmstars to have walked the hallowed red carpet of the film festival, held in the French Riviera town of Cannes each year. Sources say Vikram Bhatt has been working very hard to finish the film as soon as possible.
The 37- year- old yummy mummy will also be seen shaking her booty in a special number in director Sajid Khan’s upcoming Housefull 2.
She was reportedly approached by Housefull 2 producer Sajid Nadiadwala for the item song.
Nadiadwala, who shares a strong professional rapport with Lolo, reportedly tapped her after Rani Mukerji turned down the offer. “ Sajid Nadiadwala and Karisma have been friends ever since she worked in his nineties blockbusters such as 'Judwaa' and 'Jeet'. The buzz on Rani is that things didn’t work out. Karisma, on the other hand, is a close friend of Nadiadwala, who feels she is looking more gorgeous than ever before,” an industry source said....
Karisma, incidentally, is the second married actress who has been approached for a Bollywood item number. Recently, Raveena Tandon returned after marriage and motherhood to do an item dance in the Amitabh Bachchan- starrer Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap. However, Raveena’s item dance was only used for promotional purposes.
Item numbers have returned with a bang. Since dancing ability is the most important factor in an item number, producers feel senior heroines such as Karisma and Raveena can work wonders. After all, the audience is gradually maturing to accept married actresses as glamgirls,” the source said.
Lolo’s last outing as a heroine was the 2006 film, Mere Jeevan Saathi, co- starring Akshay Kumar. The film was a dud. In 2007, Karisma pitched in with a Deewangee song in Shah Rukh Khan’s Om Shanti Om. Thereafter, the actress shifted focus on marriage and family.
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