Few people would remember when Kajol made her debut in BEKHUDI. It was one of the introductions that were probably introduced on to the silver screen for the first time, but it continues to echo in the mind whenever Kajol comes with a scintillating performance, which has become a routine for her. The reference point to BEKHUDI has been made with reference to the manner in which Kajol's face was introduced on to the silver screen for the first time.
The introduction in BEKHUDI had Kajol washing her face to wipe off the color that had colored her face and with each wash her face was revealed in a new glow. In the same manner with each film that she has enacted in, she has set new frontiers of acting, and has raised the bar one-step higher. If MY NAME IS KHAN has emerged as a resounding success, major credit for it has to go to Kajol as well. MY NAME IS KHAN is another crown in her glory as another facet of her acting prowess has been revealed to the audience in India and worldwide.
She has emerged as one of the rare female actors in Hindi film industry who is going stronger and stronger after she hung her quit acting to enter married life. Indeed she would probably be the first such actor who continues to mesmerize the audience with her performance, though she has a daughter more than six years of age. Even a star like Aamir Khan did not have a hesitation to work with her in FANNA and the chemistry that she has with Shah Rukh Khan was reaffirmed with MY NAME IS KHAN.
It is a recurring phenomenon in Hollywood where female actors continue to get meaningful roles even after they enter into married life and raise a baby, and Kajol has emerged as the shining beacon for the Indian film industry. Her success also reaffirms the point that it is the performance of the actor that creates a magnetic equation with the audience and not the oomph factor. For the female actors who aspire to have a long shelf life, the career graph of Kajol should serve as the reference point. She has the courage to step out of the ordinary and this is what endears her to the audience. MY NAME IS KHAN reaffirms the point once again and it is hoped that with the resounding success that MY NAME IS KHAN has achieved, it would egg on younger breed of actors to think out of box and utilize the talent of Kajol and others of her ilk to smash the box office.