Do married actresses score at the box office? Find out!
Contrary to popular belief that audiences do not accept actresses post marriage, this has been proved wrong time and again. Quite a few married actresses have been a part of blockbusters, and their fan followings have remained untouched.
Kareena Kapoor will join the list of married actresses still going strong in Bollywood, with the November release, Talaash.
After getting married to Saif Ali Khan in a simple wedding in October, Talaash will see the actress back on screen, with Aamir Khan and Rani Mukerji.
The film seems to be a sure winner, thanks to the buzz around it and of course, its thrilling trailer.
While Kareena may score with this film, here's looking at other married actresses, and the fate they've had at the box office.
Image: Kareena Kapoor in Talaash
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
After she got married to Abhishek Bachchan in 2007, Aishwarya Rai became more selective about her films.
Her first release after marriage was Sarkar Raj, which saw her opposite Abhishek. Pa-in-law Amitabh Bachchan also co-starred in the film.
Sarkar Raj was critically appreciated and a box office hit as well, making about Rs 34 crores. It was the seventh highest grosser of 2008.
Later, she had mixed success at the box office with hits (Jodha Akbar, Enthiran) and flops (Raavan, Action Replayy and Guzaarish).
Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Sarkar Raj
Karisma Kapoor stopped acting after she got married to Delhi-based businessman Sanjay Kapur in 2003.
She made a comeback with Vikram Bhatt's Dangerous Ishhq in 2012, which everyone agrees was a terrible choice. The film expectedly bombed at the box office.
Image: Karisma Kapoor in Dangerous Ishhq
Kajol married actor Ajay Devgn in 1999 and continued to work in movies.
Her big release after marriage was Raju Chacha, opposite her husband. The film was made at a budget of Rs 30 crore, which was considered quite big in 1999.
The film received negative reviews and ended up being a flop at the box office.
Later, she starred in quite a few hits like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Fanaa (2006) and My Name is Khan (2010).
Image: Kajol in Raju Chacha
Raveena Tandon married distributor Anil Thadani in 2004.
Post marriage, the actress opted out of films.
In 2011, she made a comeback in the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Bbuddha Hoga Tera Baap, a big hit.
Image: Raveena Tandon and Charmee in Bbuddha Hoga Tera Baap
After her marriage to Dr Sriram Nene in 1999, Madhuri Dixit settled down in Denver.
But she has starred in quite a fews after marriage like Pukar, Gaja Gamini, Yeh Raaste Hai Pyaar Ke, Lajja and Devdas.
Most of the films flopped at the box office but Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas -- co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai -- was a huge hit, and even made the rounds at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002.
Her comeback film Aaja Nachle (2007) did not do well but her fan following hasn't gone down at all.
A big hit on reality shows, Madhuri is now filming two movies -- Dedh Ishqiya and Gulab Gang.
Image: Madhuri Dixit in Pukar
Sridevi quit films after she married producer Boney Kapoor in 1996.
In 2012, she made a comeback with English Vinglish, a film that worked well with classes as well as the masses. Directed by newcomer Gauri Shende, English Vinglish was a touching film, and a perfect comeback.
Image: Sridevi in English Vinglish
After her marriage to Amitabh Bachchan in 1973, Jaya Bachchan's first film was Abhimaan, opposite Amitabh. It was a big hit.
In fact, some of her best films like Mili (1975), Chupke Chupke (1975) and Sholay (1975) came after her marriage.
Image: Jaya Bachchan in Abhimaan
A couple of months after her big hit Aradhana released, Sharmila Tagore got married to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in 1969.
Her first film after marriage was Safar (1970), a big hit and the 10th highest grosser of the year. She went on to star in some fantastic films like Chhoti Bahu (1971), Amar Prem (1972), Daag (1973) and Avishkaar (1974).
In 1975, Sharmila won a National Award for her brilliant double role in Mausam.
Image: Sharmila Tagore in Safar