Manisha Koirala ready for her second innings
The actress, who’s looking better than ever, have been roped in for the sequel of a horror film
After facing a nasty patch in her marriage and a lifeless phase in her career, Manisha Koirala is prepared
to make a comeback in Bollywood.
Not letting her troubled marriage with businessman Samrat Dahal affect her career, the actress has
decided to strike back with full force.
Undergoing a makeover
A source on the subject of Manisha reveals, “The actress went though so much in her personal life but she
has taken it very positively. Instead of getting depressed, she decided to drown herself in work and hit the
gym. She may be doing yoga. The actress is asking fab and fitter than ever.”
10 years gone by
The source goes directly to add, “Ram Gopal Varma approached her for a movie at a time when she was
itching to do a captivating role. Manisha and Ramu were very keen to interact again after Company but
for some reason, nothing worked out.
While casting for this film, RGV felt the role demands an actor of Manisha’s calibre. When Manisha
heard the script, she immediately gave a go ahead. She is thrilled to be working again with Ramu after 10
Manisha is paired with Satya actor JD Chakravarthy within the film.
About Manisha Koirala
Her first Hindi movie was Subhash Ghai's Saudagar in 1991. The film proved to be a good
beginning, as it was the biggest hit of the year.
She starred in a number of unsuccessful films during 1992-1993 until Vidhu Vinod Chopra's
love saga 1942: A Love Story (1994) and Mani Ratnam's Tamil drama Bombay (1995) came out.
Her performance in the latter was particularly appreciated and won her the Filmfare Critics
Award for Best Performance. She was also seen in more commercial films, such as Mansoor
Khan's romantic musical Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) opposite Aamir Khan. Her role of
Kiran, an ignored wife who leaves her husband and child in order to fulfill her singing talent and
subsequently becomes a popular star, earned her a Filmfare nomination for Best Actress.
Manisha B. Koirala (born August 16, 1970) is a Nepali-Indian actress who works in Indian films, as well
as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and social activist. Koirala has primarily worked in Hindi cinema,
though she has appeared in several Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films as well. She is also an
accomplished Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dancer. Making her acting debut in the Nepali film Pheri
Bhetaula (1989), Koirala made her Bollywood debut with the top-grossing drama Saudagar (1991). She
went on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses with such mainstream films as 1942: A Love
Story (1994), Agni Sakshi (1996) and Gupt (1997).
Recognised for her acting prowess, Koirala was noted for her performances in films like Bombay (1995),
Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Dil Se.. (1998) and Company (2002).
She has won the Filmfare Critics' Award thrice and has received four nominations for the Filmfare Award
for Best Actress so far. Although box-office collections of her films have varied considerably, critics have
noted that her niche as an actor remains unharmed irrespective of her commercial potent. Off-screen she
is frequented in the media as being a "controvery’s child" with her bohemian stance and candid comments
often described as "outspoken" and "bold".
Personal lifeOn June 19, 2010, Koirala married Samrat Dahal in a traditional ceremony held in
Kathmandu. The couple spent their honeymoon in Finland. They met through the online social
networking website, Facebook. She was reportedly engaged in 2001 to Crispin Conroy, the former
Australian ambassador to Nepal, but they broke up later. There were also reports of her dating American
speaker and author, Christopher Dorris, but that relationship also ended.