Karisma Kapoor, who had taken a break from films, recently made her acting comeback with ALT Balaji's web show Mentalhood and impressed her fans. During an interaction recently, the actress revealed that her 1994 song Sexy Sexy Mujhe Log Bole had received a lot of backlash back then. Speaking to an entertainment portal, Karisma also admitted that she cried herself to sleep after facing rejection in her early career.
She said, “When I did song Sexy Sexy Mujhe Log Bole, today the word sexy is used at a drop of a hat. Actresses today are wearing tiny shorts or bikini tops and that time I was fairly covered. But still, it was made huge deal ki ‘ye kaisa gana hai’. I remember I was so young, I had bruised knees and elbows doing those difficult steps in the song thinking people will appreciate it and they’ll love my dance. Yes, people appreciated the talent side, but a lot of views were like, ‘what are these wordings’. And eventually, the song’s wordings were even changed but today the song is everywhere.”
Talking about the apprehension with which she was received by the industry, Karisma said, “A lot of people were like she looks like her dad and she will never make it. People used to say that. And for a young girl and a teenager, to be hearing that and trying to work hard and be focused and dedicated, there were these kinds of comments coming. But touchwood I proved them wrong.”
The song was featured in the Govinda-starrer, Khuddar. Its lyrics have since been changed to Baby Baby Mujhe Log Bole.