When Kareena Kapoor Silently Watched Karisma Kapoor Cry Every Night During Her Struggling Days

In a throwback interview, Kareena Kapoor talked about her sister, Karisma Kapor's initial struggles in Bollywood and how she had seen her cry every night.


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When Kareena Kapoor Silently Watched Karisma Kapoor Cry Every Night During Her Struggling Days

It was never a cakewalk for actress, Karisma Kapoor to make a name for herself in Bollywood. Even after born with a silver spoon in the reputed Kapoor khandaan, Karisma had struggled her way to become one of the top-notched actresses. Karisma is the first Kapoor daughter, who dared to break all the rules and joined Bollywood at the tender age of 17.

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After making her debut with Prem Qaidi, Karisma had faced a series of failures at the box office. It was Dharmesh Darshan’s, Raja Hindustani, opposite Aamir Khan that made Karisma an overnight sensation. She won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for the same. And since then, there was no looking back for this diva. With films like Dil To Pagal Hai, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Biwi No. 1, Fiza, Karisma had made a permanent place in our hearts.

Karisma Kapoor

Following the footsteps of her sister, Karisma, Kareena Kapoor had made her Bollywood debut in 2000 with the film, Refugee. In a throwback interview with Simi Garewal, Kareena spoke about witnessing Karisma’s struggling days. Sharing how Lolo (Karisma) would cry every night, Kareena had said, “I have seen my sister sit up for nights together with my mother and cry, saying that people are putting her down and that she would never make it. I would hide behind and watch because they would never want me to see the pain they were going through. I've seen too much.”


It was definitely one of the difficult phases for the Kapoor sisters, who were raised single-handedly by their mother, Babita after her separation with Randhir Kapoor. Sharing how seeing her sister cry would hurt her, Kareena had continued, “As a child, I have seen a lot with my mother, my sister. I have lived their lives with them, gone through their traumas. I think I have seen my sister cry for nights together to go to sleep when she was struggling. And that hurts me. Anything that hurts my loved ones hurts me. That's what makes me the person I am.”

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Karisma Kapoor with sister Kareena and mother Babita

Kareena had also shared how Karisma’s struggle impacted her and made her strong. The Omkara actress had stated that Lolo’s struggle had never deterred her decision to join Bollywood. In her words, “It made me so strong. If I may say so, I feel like a man. I can take on anything in the world. Any amount of pain, any amount of people trying to put me down. I would fight that because I have seen my mother and my sister go through that struggle and I am ready for that.”

On June 26, 2020, Karisma Kapoor had posted a childhood picture with her sister, Kareena Kapoor Khan as they both had relished their favourite food at a party. Twinning in white and black outfits, Karisma had captioned her candid picture with Kareena as "Twinning since childhood #throwbackthursday #sisterlove #alwaysandforever #familygoals #fooodies #stylegoals.” Kareena had also posted the same picture on her IG handle and had captioned it as "Some of my happiest memories are from my childhood, which shaped me into what I am today."

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Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan

After taking a sabbatical in 2004, Karisma had made her comeback with ALT Balaji’s web series, Mentalhood in 2020.

Images Courtesy: Karisma Kapoor FC
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