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I have to preface this by saying I'm not really a fan of Karishma. I really made fun of her like crazy over the years for overacting and being generally awkward. But in retrospect, I like Karishma (aka Lolo) FAR more than her sister Kareena (aka Bebo). Kareena is certainly beautiful, but there's just something so annoying about her personality (or whatever we can tell of her personality). And though I never really liked Karishma's acting, there was never a sense that she wasn't a nice person. She seems more down-to-earth and humble than her sister, which makes me like her a hundred times more than Bebo.
My mom always liked her, strangely. I guess because Karishma's acting style was in line with the actresses of the 50s and 60s, when my mom was growing up. She always said Karishma reminded her of Sadhana, who was a friend of my mom's back in Bombay (and is Karishma's aunt). And whenever I watch old Mala Sinha movies, I totally think of Lolo and Bebo. They must have grown up studying the actresses of that era, and that's what they emulate on-screen.
I will give Karishma credit for being a pretty good dancer. I don't think she as fantastic as a lot of other people thought she was -- there's a certain awkwardness to her posture which makes me critical of her dancing. But then again, I am extremely critical of dancers. So regardless of my nit-picking, she certainly deserves her very own Dance Like a Kapoor Playlist!
*not in chronological order, just in order of how I thought of them*
**no commentary either, because really I don't have much to say except she's amusing.
Main Albeli - Zubeidaa
Mein to Raste Mein Jaa Raha Tha - Coolie No. 1
Husn Hai Suhana - Coolie No. 1
Le Gayi Le Gayi - Dil To Pagal Hai
Jhanjhariya - Krishna
Maiyya Yashoda - Hum Saath Saath Hai
Sona Kitna Sona Hai - Hero No. 1
Pucho Zara Pucho - Raja Hindustani
Aankh Milaoongi - Fiza
Oonchi Hai Building - Judwaa
Deewani - Mere Jeevan Saathi