Apart from that, her performance was a significant development for female actors in Bollywood; she was the first female actor to win the Filmfare Best Villain Award. Like Karan Arjun, the film dealt with the topic of reincarnation.
However, unlike the latter, it failed at the box office.
She next starred in her first Yash Raj Film, the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan.
Her paternal uncles are film producers; Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee.
Kajol's paternal grandfather, Sashadhar Mukherjee, was a filmmaker.
Her mother Tanuja is an actress, while her late father Shomu Mukherjee was a film director and producer.
Her late maternal aunt, Nutan is the record holder for the most (five times) Filmfare Awards for Best Actress, and her late maternal grandmother Shobhna Samarth and great grandmother Rattan Bai had both been involved in Hindi cinema.
She later went on to make a popular pairing with him in a number of films, all of which were box office successes.