Posted on October 7, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Bollywood What's Happenin'

Guess which veteran actress is NOT making a comeback!

These days, getting married is no longer an obstacle for the heroines of the past.  Instead, recently,  Bollywood has seen our favorite actresses make a comeback to the big screen.

First, Karisma Kapoor – our favorite blue-eyed beauty – returned to Bollywood with the thriller centered on past lives, Dangerous Ishqq.  Although the movie didn’t catapult her back to the top, her performance was lauded, and audiences are waiting with bated breath for her next big release.  Some of us are even hoping the next movie will see Karisma and Kareena Kapoor together (I’m wishing for them to star in a KJo flick)!

Next, Madhuri Dixit, who danced her way into our hearts in the 1980s and 1990s, surprised us all by relocating her family back to India from the US.  She’s been seen on television’s “Jhalak Dikhlajaa 5” these days as a judge, last acted in Aaja Nachle (2009), and will be making a grand come back to the big screen very soon.

Most recently, Sridevi, our lovely “Chandni“, returned to cinema only a few days ago with English Vinglish, dominating the box office again with her charm.  This year also sees the return of Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee in Bollywood.

However, there is one screen legend who tells us that she will not be making a comeback, and that is the legendary Dr. Smt. Vyjayanthimala Bali.

There have been rumors that she may make a comeback, but Vyjayanthimala tells us outright,

“I have no plans to make a comeback on the big screen.”

Rumors surfaced that she will make a comeback when it came to the media’s attention that she will be involved in the film Janleva 555 directed by Sandeep Malani.  However, sadly, Dr Smt Vyjayanthimala Bali will only be providing a medical cause message for the film.  The movie’s producer explains:

“Dr Vyjayanthimala Baliji has only provided a medical cause message which is played before the beginning of the film for less than a minute as a blessing for the medical cause. Dr Vyjayanthimalaji is not a part of the film itself and has nothing to do with the script, screenplay or story. She graciously has supported the cause only. This is not a comeback of the legend” says Kalpana Pandit producer and actress. “I am humble filmmaker whose critical medical cause she has supported. I am eternally grateful to her for that.”

While veterans like Waheeda Rehman (last seen in Delhi-6) have continued to act in movies, and others like Asha Parekh and Saira Banu grace TV and award shows time to time, it looks like Vyjayanthimala Bali is in no hurry to return to film.

I really hope, however, that she changes her mind and exhibits her wonderful dancing and emotions on the screen again!