90’s Bollywood sweetheart Karishma Kapoor aka Lolo, is all set to return to acting after a long break. It’s been over seven years since the audience saw actress Karisma Kapoor lighting up the screens with her high on energy and impactful performances. She says she chose not to do full-fledged roles in films for a while as she wanted to be at home with her young children.
But now the actress is back in the saddle in a different avatar and on a new platform. She will be seen in ALTBalaji’s upcoming web series Mentalhood, directed by Karishma Kohli.
On why she picked ALTBalaji’s Mentalhood, she shared: “The entire show is based on motherhood, the ups and downs, high and lows and all the various emotions of being a mom.” Karisma plays the character of Meira Sharma — a small town mother trying to navigate through this jungle of ‘Mumbai momzilaas’.
“She is a mom, who has a blog where she shares her emotions. Even though she is old fashioned, she is today’s woman,” she said. This is her first project on a digital platform.
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When BIWI NO1 becomes MUMMY NO1😂🤣❤️🕺🏻! N now we come to d final introduction! The mommy most like us! The enabler the narrator d perspective!! The anti thesis of the PERFECT MOTHER is the ever growing EVER EVOLVING ONE ! She tries she cries she cares she fails n she never gives up! Cause motherhood is an on going process
“I have been lucky enough to have such a wonderful career and I have done a variety of roles. This is something different for me…a different platform. I have been a radio jockey also. I like trying out different things,” said the National Award winner, who had starred on a TV show titled Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny as well.
Mentalhood will showcase the topsy-turvy ride of the various kinds of mothers that exist and how they manoeuvre their way through unreasonable expectations to raise their children. For her, her mother and actress Babita is the strongest.
“She has given me and sister (Kareena) the strength and the grounding. We have learnt a lot from her. She gave us really good values like to respect our family, to value money, to work hard and be sincere and be good human beings. These things go in a long way. These mould you as a person,” she said.