Manisha Koirala is all set to make her comeback with Ranbir Kapoor! The actress will be a part of Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt and according to reports she will seen playing the role Sanjay’s mom, Nargis Dutt in the film.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has begun work on his next venture – Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. The film that will see Ranbir Kapoor essaying the role of Bollywood’s bad boy, will have a number of famous faces as part of the project.
The latest addition to the star cast happens to be one of Sanjay’s earlier co-stars, Manisha Koirala. The Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has begun work on his next venture – Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. The film that will see Ranbir Kapoor essaying the role of Bollywood’s bad boy, will have a number of famous faces as part of the project.
The latest addition to the star cast happens to be one of Sanjay’s earlier co-stars, Manisha Koirala. The actress has been roped in to play Dutt’s mother Nargis.
In a recent interview, the director revealed the primary reason for getting her on board. Hirani said that since Manisha is a cancer survivor and had lived through the trying times, she would be able to “identify with Nargis’ fight”. The actress also happens to have been treated at the same cancer facility in New York where Nargis was treated.
Director Rajkumar Hirani was quoted saying, “Yes, Manisha is playing Nargisji. She’s a wonderful person, extremely sweet. We were thinking of many actresses. And while Manisha is really pretty and a fantastic actress, my primary reason for taking her is that she’s a cancer survivor and, having been through the journey herself, can identify with Nargisji’s fight with the Big C.
When we met and she told me a little about her journey.”
The film also stars Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal and Paresh Rawal. There is also a strong buzz that Sonam Kapoor and Anushka Sharma will be seen in the film.The biopic is expected to release in December 2017.