It has not been so easy for Bollywood heroines to choose a character with their age. When the attractive and glamorous actress of her time returns to the big screen after a long hiatus, there is a generation gap in the audience. Filmmakers also cast that role to capitalize on its former popularity, where it doesn’t fit in the current era. Fate is that his comeback movie fails.
All actresses, including Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta, and Karisma Kapoor are examples of this, whose comeback films flopped at the box office. At 47, after almost 13 years, actress Shilpa Shetty will return with the movie Hungama 2, the trailer of which has recently been released. In this, Shilpa has also made songs along with comedy. She was last seen in the movie Apne (2007) alongside Sunny Deol.
There can be many answers to the question of why an actress chooses to take a break from movies compared to an actor. But most actresses take a break from Bollywood after getting married or having a child. There are some in this too, who also steer clear of the movies due to their increasing fad and acceptance. When these actresses return in their second inning, their success greatly affects their careers.
Earlier, Shilpa Shetty, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta, and Karisma Kapoor also returned, but failed.
The condition of the film actress who returned to Bollywood was like this at the box office.
Comeback Movie: Dangerous Ishq
Age at that time – 38 years
Gap – 6 years
Karisma Kapoor, one of the most successful actresses of the 90s, also stopped acting in 2003 after marrying industrialist Sanjay Kapoor from Delhi. The last film of the first Karishma entries was Bail, which came in 2006. Amitabh Bachchan also had a major role in this. After being out of Bollywood for almost 6 years, Karisma made a comeback in 2012 with Vikram Bhatt’s 3D thriller ‘Dangerous Ishq’. The film failed badly at the box office. Film critics also gave very bad reviews. The result of this was that young heartthrob Karisma Kapoor’s career was stopped in her time.
Comeback Movie – Jazbaa
Age at that time – 41 years
Gap – 5 years
Aishwarya Rai, who started her film career with Mani Ratnam Iruvar’s Tamil film, was crazy about the beauty of the whole world. She won the Miss World title in 1994. The actress, who won the hearts of the audience with her strong performances in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and ‘Devdas’, married actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007 after a friendship with Salman Khan and then a breakup. After this, in the year 2015, Ash returned to the film industry with the movie Jazbaa. But this movie was also a flop. In early 2010, she was seen in the films Guzaarish, Raavan, and Robot.
Comeback Movie – Bhaiyyaji Superhit
Age at that time – 43 years
Gap – 5 years
Famous actress from the movie ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, Preity Zinta, married American businessman Gene Goodenough in 2016 after a dispute with her boyfriend Ness Wadia. After this, away from Bollywood, she began living in Los Angeles with her husband. After about 5 years, in the year 2018, Preity Zinta came back with the movie ‘Bhaiyaji Superhit’. In this movie, Preeti played the character of Sunny Deol’s wife. Prior to this, Preity was last seen in the movie ‘Ishq in Paris’. This film released in 2013 was directed by Premraj. ‘Ishq in Paris’ did not get a good response at the box office, while the film ‘Bhaiyyaji Superhit’ was also a flop.
Comeback Movie – Gulab Gang
Age at that time – 47 years
Gap – 6 years
Juhi Chawla, the famous and beautiful actress of her time, needs no introduction. He had a period in Bollywood, when his presence in movies was considered synonymous with success. His partner with Rishi Kapoor was very famous. They both made many blockbuster movies together. Juhi began her acting career in 1986 with the film Sultanate. In 1995, Juhi married businessman Jai Mehta, but kept him hidden for about 6 years. It was revealed when she was about to become a mother for the first time. Juhi returned in 2015 with the film Gulab Gang, but the film was a flop at the box office.
Comeback Movie- Aaja Nach Le
Age at that time – 49 years
Gap – 8 years
In the 90s, Madhuri Dixit changed the attitude of Hindi cinema with her strong acting and great dancing. At that time, Dhak Dhak used to talk about the girl. There were millions of fans of his pay. But after marrying Shriram Nene, an Indian-American doctor in 1999, Madhuri moved to Los Angeles. For a long time, for about 8 years, he kept away from Mayanagari’s gaze. He returned in 2007 with Yash Raj’s banner film ‘Aaja Nach Le’, which was directed by cinematographer-turned-director Anil Mehta. Madhuri’s magic did not work in this movie. The movie was a super box office flop.