When Manisha Koirala Was Discouraged From Signing Mani Ratnam’s Bombay: “They Thought In The Next 10 Years I’d Be Getting Grandmother Roles..”

When Manisha Koirala was discouraged from signing Mani Ratnam’s Bombay (Photo Credits – Manisha Koirala/Instagram; Mani Ratnam/Wikimedia; Poster from Bombay)

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala is one of the leading actresses in both commercial and independent cinema in the 90s and early 2000s. She has been the recipient of several awards including four Filmfare Awards. She also appeared in several other regional language films.

Manisha made her Bollywood debut with Subhash Ghai’s film bargaining in 1991. She appeared in blockbuster movies like Patriotic Romance 1942: A Love Story, Agni Sakshi, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, and many more. His 1995 film Bombay, helmed by temperamental filmmaker Mani Ratnam, is still remembered today.

The 1995 film is still considered one of his best performances. However, few people know that Manisha Koirala was asked not to sign up for the film where she played a mother during her prime time in Bollywood.

Back in 2018, Manisha opened up about it during an interaction with news agency PTI. She said, “When I was offered Bombay, people told me not to do it because I was playing a mother in my 20s and they thought that in the next 10 years I would get the roles of a grandmother. But I listened to other, smarter people who told me that it would be foolish to refuse Mani Ratnam’s film. I’m glad it helped me negotiate.”

For the oblivious, Mani Ratnam’s directorial Bombay was based on an interfaith couple in Bombay and their struggles before and during the Bombay riots after the Babri Masjid demolition. The film was released a year after his second blockbuster film 1942: A Love Story, which starred Anil Kapoor.

During this, Manisha Koirala He was last seen in AR Rahman’s romantic musical 99 Songs. He was also seen in India Sweets and Spices, an American comedy film directed by Geeta Malik.

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