When Sridevi was at a very high level of popularity, she got married to Boney Kapoor and then she went away from films. When her daughters were grown, she started her second innings of acting. At such an age, roles worthy of which are few in our films. But Sridevi was lucky in this matter that Boney Kapoor made ‘Mom’ for her and Gauri Shinde gave her work in ‘English Vinglish’. It is no easy task for an actress to make such a successful comeback after a long gap. Sridevi left the world early, otherwise she could have got more such films.
Premnath who was introduced by Vijay Anand in ‘Johnny Mera Naam’ after many years of absence from the screen, his second innings was tremendous. Vinod Khanna was at the peak of his career in those days when he suddenly left everything and went to America under the shelter of Acharya Rajneesh. He also made a successful comeback in films after many years. Dimple Kapadia also moved away from films after her marriage to Rajesh Khanna. After many years, when their relationship strained, Dimple returned to films with ‘Sagar’ and left again.
There are other such examples, but not everyone gets the same success in the second innings as they left. The biggest example of this is Madhuri Dixit. After Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit ruled Bollywood for many years. But with the arrival of many new actresses, his throne started to shake. His last big film was ‘Devdas’ with Aishwarya Rai and Shahrukh Khan. Anyway, she started living more in America after marriage. Missed for many years. Then he tried to make a comeback through ‘Aa Ja Nachlai’, ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ and ‘Gulaab Gang’. Worked in web series as well, but he did not get his level of success again. She is reduced to just a reality show and a few commercials.
Now another heroine of the ninth decade wants to return to films. This is Meenakshi Seshadri who got huge recognition from films like ‘Hero’, ‘Shahenshah’, ‘Intaqam’, ‘Ghayal’, ‘Ghatak’ and ‘Damini’. But his association with director Rajkumar Santoshi caused problems in his career. The condition became such that Amjad Khan and Yash Chopra talked to both, only then ‘Damini’ could be completed. Then Santoshi and Meenakshi decide that they will never talk about their ‘friendship’ to anyone. Rajkumar Santoshi got married and Meenakshi also got married and settled in America. Meenakshi has a full family there. But perhaps after the children grow up, people start reminiscing about the career they left behind. Meenakshi Seshadri also wants to relive the past.
Recently she reached the reality show ‘Indian Idol’ where she also danced and expressed her desire to work again. After that, in the many interviews that she has done, she has completely wrongly told that she always used to reach late on the sets. This is probably their way of asking for work. Not everyone can be as courageous as Neena Gupta to write directly on social media that I do not have any work, please give me work. Keep in mind, Neena Gupta also made a comeback after many years, which she proved to be a great comeback.