Manisha Koirala is making her comeback with Dear Maya. The Bollywood actress has worked on a number of movies with Shah Rukh Khan in the 90s.
Manisha Koirala, 46, discussed how she became an actress, breaking into Bollywood, her debut in Saudagar, and how she almost starred in Prem and Henna.
The actress was diagnosed with cancer some years ago and is now making a return to cinema after beating the disease. She also went on and discussed how Shah Rukh Khan helped her when they worked together. To this, Imtiaz added that even Shah Rukh Khan had great things to say about her.
When asked about working with Shah Rukh Khan she said,
“Shah Rukh has been the same, he is full of energy and enthusiasm and he’s always been an absolute pleasure.”
When Imtiaz Ali told her that he recently met Shah Rukh Khan and spoke to him about her, Shah Rukh was very happy when he came to know that Manisha is doing a comeback and then started talking about her and good things about her. He also said Manisha is very genuine and pure to which, Manisha blushed.
Manisha also added,
“Shah Rukh is really protective and he advised me a lot. I was very casual and he probably felt I’m not getting it right. He always told me to do the right thing.”
Manisha Koirala and Shah Rukh Khan gave Bollywood Dil Se which was a blockbuster in the late 90s. The two seem to be very fond of each other.
Dear Maya, directed by Sunaina Bhatnagar is slated to release on June 2, 2017.
After Dear Maya, Manisha will be seen essaying the role of Nargis in the work-in-progress biopic of Sanjay Dutt, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead. Rajkumar Hirani is the director of the untitled biopic.
Watch Video Nostalgic Manisha Koirala Talks About Working With Shah Rukh Khan In The Past