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Karisma recalls how Sridevi inspired her journey

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Karisma Kapoor

, an enduring

style icon

in Bollywood, recently reminisced about her illustrious career and the influences that shaped her impeccable

fashion sense

. Known for her glamorous looks from the 90s to the early 2000s, Karisma continues to captivate fans with her timeless elegance, whether she’s donning athleisure or ethnic attire.
In an interview with Grazia magazine, Karisma opened up about her fashion journey and the pivotal moments in her career.

Reflecting on her early days in the industry, she shared how her involvement in deciding her on-screen looks evolved over time. Initially, she followed the directives regarding her outfits, but she gradually began to take an active role in shaping her fashion identity.
Karisma Kapoor acknowledged the late

Sridevi

as a profound influence on her style. She noted, "We were generally inspired by Western trends, old actor stories, and especially Sri ji (Sridevi)." Karisma admired Sridevi’s versatility and ability to evolve with the times, recalling how her performances in films such as ‘Sadma,’ ‘ChaalBaaz,’ and ‘Lamhe’ had a significant impact on her from a young age, shaping her approach to both fashion and acting.
Karisma Kapoor also reflected on the profound influence of the 1997 film ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ on her career trajectory. Describing it as a pivotal turning point, she emphasized its distinctive narrative, wherein her character, Jazz, a mainstream actress, deviates from the conventional trope of ending up with the hero. "It was iconic. Jazz, athleisure, a mainstream actress not getting the hero, it was a turning point," she remarked, acknowledging the film's significance in her professional journey.
Her involvement in the film extended beyond acting to deeply engaging in the wardrobe choices for her character, Nisha. Collaborating closely with renowned designer Manish Malhotra, Karisma was meticulous about every detail of her look, down to the shoes she wore, even if they weren’t visible on screen. "I wanted to know because it changes her gait, the vibe, the way she’s going to sit and be," she explained, underscoring the importance of authenticity in her portrayal.

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