Manisha Koirala Ranbir Kapoor

We all know that Manisha Koirala will be playing the role of Nargis Dutt in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic which stars Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role. The talented actress says that she has been waiting to get to work with Ranbir.

The actress stated that she will try her best to do justice to the role and added that she has always been a fan of Nargis Dutt. Manisha said, “Who isn’t? And I’ve worked with Sanjay in a number of films, most of them forgettable.” She added, “Hopefully, this time I will create some magic with Ranbir. I am a big admirer of his work. I’ve seen his rushes as Sanjay. No actor of his generation has the same passion to excel, to make every character real and memorable. I’ve been waiting to get to work with Ranbir. Now, I finally have that opportunity.”

Well, a common element between Manisha and Nargis is that both the actresses suffered from cancer. However, Manisha feels that’s not the reason she has been signed for the film. The actress said, “I don’t think Raju (Hirani) offered me the role just because I went through the same illness. That is no qualification. The fact that Raju saw me worthy of playing Nargisji means a lot to me.” (Also Read: Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt are literally twinning in this picture)


Manisha is 46-years-old, and Ranbir is 34, but the actress has no problem in playing a mother to an actor who is just 12 years younger to her. Manisha said, “Don’t forget, I played Nana Patekar’s wife and daughter during the same year in ‘Agni Sakshi’ and ‘Khamoshi’. I’m over 40, and am still too young to play the conventional mother, the kind who says, ‘Beta mere liye ek bahu laa de’ or the vampish mother-in-law in serials. Luckily, roles for women my age are now being written. I am comfortable with my age and the work that I’m getting. Really, it can’t get any better than playing Nargis Dutt in a film directed by the one-and-only Raj Kumar Hirani. I am honoured.”

Manisha’s last Bollywood film was Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Bhoot Returns’ which had released in 2012.


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