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From Vaani to Bhumi: 5 Bollywood divas who returned to films after a gap

This year has been a platform for female actors who have returned to the industry after a gap, to show their talent for the second time.

bollywood Updated: Nov 20, 2016 10:28 IST
Yashika Mathur
Vaani Kapoor

Actor Vaani Kapoor who acted in Shudh Desi Romance (2013) returned to films after three years, in a Ranveer Kapoor starrer. The actor says she was waiting for something exciting to come her way.

Vaani Kapoor
Her debut film Shudh Desi Romance garnered good reviews. However, she returned to films after three years. The actor will be seen opposite Ranveer Singh in her next film,directed by Aditya Chopra. At an event, the actor gave the reason behind the wait. “I was waiting for something really good and exciting to come my way. The gap is because of Adi Chopra. He told me to wait and do a film that will be apt and justify me as an actor. Adi took two years for this film but I am glad to have waited.”

Actor Vaani Kapoor who acted in Shudh Desi Romance (2013) returned to films after three years.

Bhumi Pednekar

Actor Bhumi Pednekar was loved by everyone as the confident plump girl in 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The actor will once again be seen on the big screen with actor Ayushmann Khurrana. Talking about her second innings, she said, “I am extremely excited and hope that we put in the same amount of hard work and honesty to recreate the same magic again,” she said, adding that the film’s second schedule will happen in Chandigarh.

Actor Bhumi Pednekar will once again be seen on the big screen with actor Ayushmann Khurrana.

Kiara Advani

Kiara was seen in her debut film Fugly in 2014. She later came back in October in cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. The actor played the character Sakshi Dhoni, the cricketer’s real life wife on the screen. Talking about why she chose the film as her second project, Advani says, “I didn’t really think about how much screen space will be given to my role. I just wanted to work with a director of Neeraj Pandey’s calibre. It was an opportunity that I had to take, irrespective of the role offered to me, as I knew he would bring out the best in me.”

Actor Kiara Advani came back to films after two years with the film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.

Kirti Kulhari

She made her Bollywood debut way back in 2010 with Khichdi: The Movie but took five years after her film Shaitaan to come back to commercial cinema. She was recently seen in Amitabh Bachchan starrer Pink as Falak Ali. “It’s tough in Bollywood. When you start doing sensible films than others then they (people) categorise you as the serious actor and that also doesn’t work for you. I am not at a level where I will be flooded with offers,” she says.

Actor Kirti Kulhari returned to films after five years.

Diana Penty

The actor waited for four years after her 2012 debut Cocktail. The wait was worth it, since her second film Happy Bhag Jayegi was loved by the audience. Talking about the gap in her films, she says, “It’s not just one thing. Everybody asks me why I took so long, but there was no one particular reason or decision. I was looking for something I was interested in, and I didn’t want to be pressured, as far as doing it within a certain time period was concerned. I was okay with whatever I was doing and I moved with the flow. Maybe it took more than I had imagined.”

Diana Penty waited for four years after her 2012 debut Cocktail.