Karisma Kapoor makes her digital debut with ALTBalaji and ZEE5’s web series Mentalhood
Karisma Kapoor, who is making her digital debut with ALTBalaji and ZEE5’s web series Mentalhood, says the show resonated with her because it puts spotlight on mothers.
Speaking at the trailer launch this week, Karisma said nothing is more important to her than being a mother to her children — daughter Samaira and son Kiaan — and she is confident that the series will be able to connect with women all over.
“When Ekta (Kapoor) approached me for the show and I heard the story, I just couldn’t say no. The script is so relevant. Being a mother has been the most important thing for me. All my awards on one side and my children on the other. My entire career on one side, my kids on the other,” the 45-year-old actress, whose last theatrical release was Dangerous Ishhq, said.
“When I heard the script and what it teaches you...It’s so relevant to so many mothers and women out there that I just couldn’t say no,” she added.
The series, also starring Shilpa Shukla, Tillotama Shome, Dino Morea, Shruti Seth and Sandhya Mridul, will start streaming from March 11. Karisma said the show aims to entertain but at the same time, addresses relevant issues like surrogacy and bullying.
“There’s a meaning behind the show. Each episode has a message for everyone. Even men watching it would say ‘Oh my God! I didn’t realise this.’ We deal with bullying, gender, exam fever and surrogacy. It’s actually entertainment with a learning which is so beautiful,” Karisma added.