I performed on stage purely for emotional reasons: Karisma Kapoor

Thursday, 24 January 2013 - 8:43am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

'It was a tribute to Yashji (Yash Chopra) and I had to be a part of it', says Karisma about her recent performance at Zee Cine Awards.

After almost a decade, Karisma Kapoor performed at an event, the Zee Cine Awards. She grooved to her popular number Le Gayi Le Gayi with Shah Rukh Khan, for which she received a lot of compliments. “I did it purely for emotional reasons. It was a tribute to Yashji (Yash Chopra) and I had to be a part of it. Shah Rukh and I decided to recreate the song exactly the way we had done in Dil Toh Pagal Hai. It was wonderful and a nostalgic experience. Shah Rukh is as energetic as ever,” she gushes. Karisma seems to be in no rush to sign films. “I have heard a few scripts but haven’t decided yet. Probably by the middle of this year I will sign a film. After all, it’s a big responsibility,” says the actress, who made a comeback last year with Dangerous Ishq.

The film did not do well but Karisma has no regrets. “I have been in this line for many years to let these things affect me. Moreover, one can never predict the fate of a film,” she had said in an earlier interview adding that this is a great time for senior actresses.“We are in a position to exercise our choice, irrespective of the box-office, which is a great progression.” Incidentally, the last film she saw was Sridevi’s comeback flick English Vinglish and “loved it”.

Having done films and TV, Karisma has now embraced radio. She is doling out style and fashion tips as a radio jockey on a FM channel. “After films and TV, it seemed right to explore radio too, and it’s fun,” says Karisma, who is also the face of several products. Recently she launched a health section of a gourmet store in Bandra. “I have always advocated and followed a healthy lifestyle. But like every Kapoor in my family, I am a big foodie and don’t deprive myself of anything. At the same time, I follow healthy habits and exercise regularly,” she shares. 

Ask her about her equation with Kareena, now that she is married, and the doting sister says, “Nothing has changed. However, it feels wonderful that Kareena has settled.”

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