Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor has revealed that she had initially rejected Shah Rukh Khan’s starter ‘Dil To Pagal Hai as it required her to compete with Madhuri Dixit in dance.
In an appearance on the reality show Indian Idol 12, Karisma Kapoor said that her mother had encouraged her to take up the role.
On the show, Karisma said about Dil To Pagal Hai, “Every single heroine refused the film. The role came to me…it was a dance film and that too to work with opposite Madhuri Dixit they said ‘No how can we dance alongside Madhuri Dixit!’ Initially, I too said no to it as it was a dance film and competition dance with her.”
She went on to say, “This isn’t happening. Then finally, the makers narrated the story to me. My mother told me, ‘You must take up the challenge. You are a big fan of Madhuri Dixit, you must do it. You work hard and you will shine.” Karisma was last seen on screen in her debut web series Mentalhood, which was released last year.