Karisma Kapoor explains her absence from big screen and why she chose Mentalhood

Actress Karisma Kapoor has said she chose not to do full-fledged roles in films for a while as she wanted to be at home with her young children. But now the star is back in the saddle in a different avatar and on a new platform.

Her children — Samaira and Kiaan — are also excited about her getting back to work.

“They are excited that I am working again. I started working at a very young age. Everyone in my family has been an actor and contributed to this industry. I have grown up with a really strong work ethic, and I think that’s hopefully gone down to my children as well,” said the actress, who belongs to the Kapoor family that has been regarded as Bollywood’s first family.

But she didn’t jump at any offer that came her way. On why she picked ALTBalaji’s “Mentalhood”, she shared: “The entire show is based on motherhood, the ups and downs, high and lows and all the various emotions of being a mom.”

Karisma plays the character of Meira Sharma — a small town mother trying to navigate through this jungle of ‘Mumbai momzilaas’.