Do you remember Bobby Deol’s co-star from the 1998 movie “Kareeb”? The actress who won everyone’s heart with her innocent face and signature gestures.
Yes! We are talking about Shabana Raza, fondly known as Neha, debuted in Bollywood starring opposite Bobby Deol in the movie ‘Kareeb’. The actress was named Neha by the director of the film Vidhu Vinod Chopra after her character in ‘Kareeb’.
I was forced to change my name…
I was never Neha. I was always Shabana. I was forced into changing my name too. I was not okay with it at all. My parents proudly named me Shabana. There was no need to change it, but nobody listened to me, says Shabana.
Worked with Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgn..
In the year 1998, Shabana’s multi starrer film “Hogi pyar ki jeet” was released where she was casted opposite Ajay Devgan. The songs like Kaun hai jo and Tere pyar mein me mar jaawa sung by Jaspinder Nirala pictured on her were popular that time. Despite being the nice role she played, the comic movie failed at box office.
Shabana worked opposite Hritik Roshan in ‘Fiza’ in the year 2000, though the movie failed at box office. The duet ‘Aaja Maahiya’ was quite popular that time.
In 2001, her three movies were released. ‘Rahul’ and ‘Ehsaas’ flopped at Box office. She even tried her luck in Tollywood with the flick, ‘Alli Thantha vaanam’. But it couldn’t resist her down fall. Then she did a few less significant roles like ‘Koi mere dil mein hai’, ‘Muskaan’ and ‘Karam’.