She also credited KJo for pulling her back from her sabbatical.
Neelam had taken a sabbatical from professional acting to concentrate on her career as a finesseful jewellery designer and to focus on her family life.
Back in 1998, Karan was keen on getting Neelam back on screen for ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and thus he convinced her to be herself in the movie.
Neelam said: “Karan is very dear to me. He is a genius when it comes to film making. In fact, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ also happened quite sometime after my sabbatical from films.”
“Karan was sure that my cameo shall be remembered, ‘The Neelam Show’ went on to become an iconic part of the film, and is still remembered! Karan definitely has a magical farsightedness. If it wasn’t him, I don’t think I would have done the film.”
Now, once again after all these years, Neelam officially made her comeback to mainstream Bollywood space with the first season of ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives’ and yet again it was KJo, who convinced her to take the plunge as the show is produced by Karan Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment.
She further said: “In fact, he was the one who convinced me to get back on the screen for Bollywood with ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.’ It is something with him, like he has this knack of getting me back on screen be it ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ or ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives'”.
In the third episode of ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives,’ Neelam announced that she was going to be a part of Zoya Akhtar’s much anticipated web series ‘Made In Heaven 2.’ (IANS)