'It is a great time for married actresses'

Karisma Kapoor believes that her sister Kareena’s first hit film post marriage is a sign that Bollywood is now open to casting married actresses and mothers in lead roles.

Karisma Kapoor

The 38-year-old actress, who raises two kids Samaira and Kiaan, has also worked in a number of movies post marriage.

“I absolutely think things are changing. We sisters shouldn’t take all the credit though as all married actresses and mothers out there are making there own space. We are becoming like the West, which is really good. Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet are all moms working, endorsing and raising a family. I think it is a great time for married actresses and mothers in the industry,” says Karisma.

The Raja Hindustani star has taken up few Bollywood projects in the recent past. Her last movie Dangerous Ishhq came after a gap of six years. Karisma says she can easily do three movies a year but is in no rush after having a fruitful career of two decades in Bollywood.

“Honestly, I could sign three films and be on the sets all the time but that’s not my idea of working today. I have had a great career and I am thankful that my fans enjoyed watching me in a movie and want me to do another one,” she says.

Karisma, who recently unveiled the new TV show Suraj-The Rising Star, an animation serial on Colors, says she is reading a few scripts and is expected to be back on sets sometime next year. The programme is the Indian version of Japanese show ‘Star Of
Giants’ and is in collaboration with Japanese production houses.

“Animated shows and movies are rare in India. I hope people make some more of them so we can take our kids to the theatre. We see educational programmes but do not watch motivational and inspirational programmes.”

Besides being busy with endorsements and films, Karisma says her kids keep her on her toes.

“They keep me busy all the time which I think is really good. I love being a mom. That is the most important thing to me in this whole world. Giving my children the right values and bringing them up correctly is very important to me,” says Karisma.

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