Karishma Kapoor was nervous on getting the offer of ‘Zubaida’, did not want to be Rekha’s step-daughter, the reason is interesting

Mumbai: Karisma Kapoor’s best performance in the film ‘Zubeidaa’. This film is considered to be the best film of Karisma’s career, but you will be surprised to know that she was very nervous before doing this film. There was not one but two reasons for Karishma’s nervousness. Apart from Karishma in ‘Zubaida’, Rekha and Manoj Bajpayee were in the lead roles. While Manoj was in the role of Maharaj Hanwant Singh, Rekha and Karishma were in the role of his wife. When English cinema’s veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal offered Karishma in the film, she was hesitant to play Zubaida Begum. When the shooting took place, both the actresses were also warned for a specific reason.

According to media reports, before Karishma Kapoor, Shyam Benegal had offered Manisha Koirala a role, but it was not easy for her to become a daughter-in-law of a powerful actress like Rekha, so she refused. When Karisma was approached for this role, she also started getting nervous. Karisma’s heart was going to sit just thinking of playing the role of her son-in-law in front of Rekha.

Karisma Kapoor couldn’t prepare herself
When Karishma Kapoor was given the script of ‘Zubaida’, she was nervous because of Rekha, one reason was that she had never played such a serious role before. In an interview given to the media, the actress herself told that I was not able to prepare myself for this role, that’s why it took me a long time to sign the film.

Rekha has worked with Karishma’s father
Well, Karisma Kapoor signed ‘Zubaida’ and her nervousness went away during the shoot when Rekha started treating her like a child. Rekha knew Karisma since childhood, she had worked with Karisma’s father Randhir Kapoor. In an interview given to Rediff, Karisma had told that ‘It was amazing to work with Rekha ji, she knew me from childhood, treated me like a child in the film too. Worked with my father when I was born.

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got to wear real jewelry
For your information, let us tell you that Karishma Kapoor and Rekha wore jewelery in the film ‘Zubaida’, it was not artificial but the real jewelery of the Jaipur royal family. It was arranged by Shyam Benegal to make the look of both the actresses authentic in this film. It was instructed to be careful while shooting wearing such precious ornaments.

Tags: Entertainment Special Karisma kapoor Manoj Bajpayee Rekha Shyam bengal

FIRST PUBLISHED : January 20, 2023, 14:21 IST

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