Apart from the various new initiatives that were taken in the world of Hindi cinema in 2012, the year was also characterized by return of the stars of yore, to try and stake a claim the positions that they were holding earlier before deciding to take a break.
Here are some such comebacks which happened in the industry, and one needs to underline the fact that these comebacks were undertaken majorly by female stars pointing to the fact that female stars have also now started believing in themselves about having a second innings in the film industry. Here is the list of such stars:
Karisma Kapoor in DANGEROUS ISHQ: Karisma Kapoor has been keeping herself in circulation by appearing in one advertisement or the other, but as far as comeback as an actress is concerned, DANGEROUS ISHQ was the film with which she made her comeback. She was able to impress the audience with her performance and one hopes she gets more such roles in 2013.
Sridevi in ENGLISH VINGLISH: Sridevi made her very successful comeback with this film and the vibe that this film has created has spurred director Gauri Shinde to think about a sequel to the film. If it happens, it again would be a record of sorts for the world of Hindi cinema.
Manisha Koirala in BHOOT RETURNS: Manisha Koirala also made her comeback through Ram Gopal Verma's BHOOT RETURNS but she was not able to make a mark and with her ailment one wonders whether she can aspire to make a career in the world of Hindi cinema once again.
Girish Karnad in EK THA TIGER: Girish Karnad after a really long time made his comeback in the Hindi cinema in a character role in EK THA TIGER and underlined the fact that this is one actor who Hindi cinema should include in the cinematic oeuvre. One only hopes that one would see more of Girish Karnad in the world of Hindi cinema in 2013.
Rani Mukherjee in AIYYAA: Rani Mukherjee with her energetic performance and portraying a character which did not have hesitation in expressing her latent urges pertaining to sexuality in AIYYAA told the cinematic fraternity that still there is lot of meat left in her as a performer.
Juhi Chawla in SON OF SARDAAR: Juhi Chawla made her comeback into the mainstream commercial cinema with a flourish with SON OF SARDAAR and underlined the fact that maybe the script writers need to write roles for her as there still is quite a lot left in her as a performer.
Madhuri Dixit : She has signed two films to make a comeback one is DEDH ISHQIYA and other is GULAB GANG which has already started making waves in the film festival circuit. For Madhuri 2012 was the year of comeback as she came back lock stock and barrel from USA along with her family and also made her sparkling appearance on television through reality show 'JHALAK DIKHLAJA'.
The trend has been set in 2012, and one hopes that more such comebacks would be witnessed in 2013 as well.