By Hindustan Times
The year 2012 saw thirty-plus actors like Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta making a successful return on the big screen. 2012 turned out to be a year of the returning divas who broke the myth that post-30 is the wrong age for starring roles in mainstream Bollywood.
Sridevi, 49, returned to the big screen after a gap of 14-years with debutant director Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish. As a middle-class Marathi homemaker, who sets out to master English to reclaim her lost respect in the family, Sridevi wowed both critics and the audience. After her blockbuster performance, Sridevi is now looking for meaty roles.
Rani, 34, returned to the big screen after a year’s gap with Aiyaa and Aamir Khan starrer Talaash.
After taking a sabbatical of six years, Karisma Kapoor made a comeback with director Vikram Bhatt’s 3D thriller Dangerous Ishq. Though the film was not successful, it has relaunched the career of 38-year-old mother of two.
Manisha, 42, continued doing small budget film before being noticed for her powerpacked performance in Onir’s national-award-winning film I Am. The actress starred in Ramgopal Varma’s horror film Bhoot Returns this year. However, she recently announced that she was suffering from cancer. She is currently in the US for treatment.
Preity has been absent from the screen for long. Her much-awaited return was set for this year but her self-produced Ishkq In Paris will now hit screens next year. The film is a romantic comedy set in Paris.