This actress may not be doing any films at the minute but that doesn’t mean this actress isn’t missed on the big screen. Many of her fans from the 90’s wish to see her again and in fact there are many who weren’t around that time who have become a fan after seeing her work. Apart from being a powerful actress she is also a phenomenal dancer.
The actress we are talking about is none other then Karisma Kapoor. As the actress celebrates her birthday today BizAsiaLive.com will look back at five of her songs in which she danced like a dream.
Nazre Ladgaya from ‘Bal Bramhachari’ (1996)
This song was an adaptation of the qawali ‘yaar yaar kehna’ by the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The Bollywood version was jazzed up with Kavita Krishnamurthy singing for Kapoor. In the song Asha (Kapoor) could be seen expressing her love for the one she cared about very enthusiastically. The character of Asha was confident and carefree confessing her love without feeling coy which was fun to watch.
Sona Kitna Sona Hai from ‘Hero No 1’ (1997)
The combination of Kapoor and Govinda has always been a magical one. Be it their dancing skills or their expressions whatever it is, it works very well. In this song Meena (Kapoor) is following Rajesh (Govinda) while trying to make her feelings known to him. It was a peppy, feel good song that could get anyone dancing. Though it was a romantic number there were elements of comedy within the song with Meena trying to console Rajesh while he is having none of it. Perhaps it was both Kapoor’s expressions and steps that matched Govinda’s perfectly that made the song entertaining to watch. She definitely made the song more fun with her performance without her this song wouldn’t be the same. Udit Narayan and Poornima gave their vocals for the song.
Jhanjhariya from ‘Krishna’ (1996)
This song became extremely popular during the 90’s with the film featuring two versions of the song. One of the versions was filmed on Suniel Shetty and Kapoor while the second version was entirely picturised on Kapoor where she is dancing with a group of backing dancers. Alka Yagnik sang for Kapoor with her vocals fitting the song beautifully. One of the reasons the song is iconic is because Kapoor had changed her look at least ten times within the song. With every look she looked ever stunning ranging between western and Indian outfits.
It is definitely one song that shall forever be connected with Kapoor because not only did she look glamorous throughout the song but also the way she performed on the song.
Le Gayi from ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ (1998)
Kapoor’s role within the film was of Nisha a talented dancer who often performed for Rahul’s (Shah Rukh Khan) live shows. We are introduced to Nisha (Kapoor) with this song in which she is performing with many backing dancers. Kapoor is the star of the show and once she enters the scene it is hard to keep your eyes off of her. She was a glamorous avatar who sparkled on screen and being a skilled dancer Kapoor fit into this role really well.
It would be wrong not to mention the vocals of the legendary Asha Bhosle whose voice perfectly complimented her expressions on the song.
Main Nachoon Bin Payal from ‘Fiza’ (2000)
Fiza (Kapoor) is often told that she is too serious and needs to live a little rather than burying herself in her problems. After the one she loves says that to her she decides to give him a piece of her mind. Dressed in a western outfit of leather pants and a black sweater which is unlike what she would usually wear she vents her frustration by singing and dancing in the club while all the people watch her. The lyrics focus on how it doesn’t matter if she’s different, she’s fine the way she is and she’s happy with that.
Kapoor received not only a lot of praise for her role in this film but also for her performance on this song.
The team at BizAsiaLive.com wishes Karisma Kapoor a happy birthday.