2012's Best Comeback? Sridevi, Rani or Ayesha Takia
For a film industry that has had quite a strict expiration date for its leading ladies, Bollywood saw a record number of comebacks in 2012.
While only a few of them managed to win back their fans, certain others were let down by the roles given to them and substandard plots.
Here's a look at 2012's comeback queens.
The Hawa hawai girl, 49, made one of the most successful comebacks in recent times with a role that was meant for her to portray.
Gauri Shinde's delightful English Vinglish proved that Sridevi has a lot more to offer as an actress.
Dangerous Ishhq was like watching the actress step into one of the many poorly-made films from the 1990s.
Image: Karisma Kapoor in Dangerous Ishhq
Rani Mukerji probably meant well when she signed Aiyyaa.
Masquerading as a quirky, fun film about a woman expressing her sexuality, Aiyya probably got lost in translation with its off-putting., bizarre humour.
Image: Rani Mukerji in Aiyyaa
Manisha Koirala, one of the finest actresses of her time, made a comeback with Ram Gopal Varma's Bhoot Returns.
It won't be wrong to say that the actress was let down solely by her director.
Image: Manisha Koirala in Bhoot Returns
Actress Ayesha Takia, who hasn't signed any film for a while now, has taken to television.
The bubbly actress hosts the reality singing show Sur Kshetra, and looks stunning in it.
Image: Ayesha Takia on Sur Kshetra
Actress Mahima Chaudhry, whose last notable project was Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana in 2006, has turned to television too for a comeback.
She's currently seen on kids' reality TV show Chote Miyan as a judge along side Sachin Pilgaonkar.
Image: Mahima Chaudhry
Aamna Sharif, who rose to fame with her hit TV show Kahiin Toh Hoga and went on to work in a Hindi film titled Aloo Chat, is back on television.
The actress stars along side Rakesh Bapat in Hongey Juda Na Hum.
Image: Aamna Sharif with costar Rakesh Bapat in Hongey Juda Na Hum