"I have taken a lot of break in the middle, which I really enjoyed. Taking care of kids and family was very important to me. That will always be my first priority," said Karisma who is returning to movies after nine years.
"Now my daughter is older and she has started going to school, so I get time. If you work in moderation and prioritize, it's good to work and be active," the 37-year-old told reporters here at the launch of McDonalds Spongebob Happy Meal.
Karisma quit showbiz after marrying Delhi-based businessman Sanjay Kapur in 2003. They have two children - daughter Samaira and son Kiaan. Now she is making a comeback with Vikram Bhatt's 3D film "Dangerous Ishq".
Meanwhile, referring to younger sister Kareena's comment that their grandfather Raj Kapoor was biased towards her, Karisma said: "I think she means it in a nice way. I was the first grandchild and then I had my grandfather's eyes.
"I think there was a little gap and then Kareena, Ranbir and Riddhima came in quick succession. So, I was the special one for a while."
Karisma will be seen as a supermodel in "Dangerous Ishq", which also features model-turned-actor Rajneesh Duggal in the male lead. It is slated for a May release.