After disappearing from the silver screen for a long time, Tulip Joshi is back. And she is here to stay.

This comely belle went into a self-chosen hibernation (due to poor health) after making her mark in two Bollywood movies (Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai and Dil Maange More) and an art-house film (‘Matrubhumi’) that showcased her acting abilities.

Now, after staying away from the limelight for more than a year, Tulip is back. The coming months will see the release of two movies featuring her: Manish Gupta’s Hostel and Arindam Mitra’s Shunya.

In ‘Hostel’, Tulip plays a middle-class college girl who becomes an inspiration and moral support for a guy (Vatsal Seth) who lives in a males-only hostel. The film is a realistic love story with lots of action.

‘Shunya’, on the other hand, is based on a very unconventional subject. The film gives Tulip a chance to act with the greats like Naseeruddin Shah and Kay Kay Menon . In the movie, Tulip plays an established actress.

While these movies may sound like art-house productions, Tulip is making sure to balance her career properly with some mainstream movies also.

She is reported to have signed a few films with Sanjay Dutt and Sanjay Gupta’s White Feather Films. She is already acting in one of Gupta’s Dus Kahaniyan.

Then, Tulip has signed a movie called Mera Bharat Mahaan , to be directed by Samir Karnik who made Kyon, Ho Gaya Na . There is a possibility that Salman Khan may act in the movie as it is being produced by his secretary Vikas Kapoor.

Not just this, Tulip has made it clear that she is now looking forward to work with big banners. She is hoping for a call from Yash Raj Films who launched her into Bollywood more than four years ago.