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Sridevi returns with Raj Kumar Santoshi's HALLA BOL
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
Sridevi would be seen after a hiatus in Rajkumar Santoshi's HALLA BOL.
Ok, now don't jump out of your chair and expect her appearance in the film as a comeback of sorts. Also, it also isn't something that was kept under wraps and is now suddenly being disclosed as the film is getting ready for release.
Instead Sridevi is just making a guest appearance in the film. Since the film is centered on Bollywood with Ajay Devgan playing a star actor who has been through rags to riches journey, HALLA BOL features a number of personalities related to the Hindi film industry.
Confirming the developments Rajkumar Santoshi said, 'Yes, there are a number of stars in guest appearances. They are friends and they have just played themselves. Not just Sridevi, the film would also see Boney Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Ruby Bhatia, Pahlaj Nihalani, Neeraj Vora, Tusshar Kapoor, Ranjit Kapoor, Mukesh Tiwari, Kareena Kapoor and Lekh Tandon.'
It has been more than a decade since Sridevi was seen in a notable role on the big screen. JUDAAI came way back in 1997 and though this Raj Kanwar film was a success, Sridevi wasn't lured by the continuous offers that kept pouring in and retired gracefully.
Later in 2005 she was seen in a stray MERI BIWI KA JAWAAB NAHIN but the long stuck in the cans film hardly got a respectable release with its arrival at theaters turning out to be a hush-hush affair. In fact not many were aware about the very existence of this film starring Akshay Kumar as most of the cast and crew disassociated themselves with the project and even failed to dub for it. No wonder, the film sunk without a trace.
Now with murmurs about the possibility of Sridevi appearing in the sequel to MR. INDIA, one guesses that the wait is going to be a little longer before she makes a much anticipated full fledged comeback.