I was apprehensive to play the character of Nargis Dutt: Manisha Koirala

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Actress Manisha Koirala, who was last seen onscreen in a Netflix film ‘Lust Stories’, said she was anxious to play the role of Nargis Dutt.

Manisha Koirala was interacting with media to promote her forthcoming film ‘Sanju’ on Tuesday in Mumbai.

Manisha Koirala and Sanjay Dutt’s mother Nargis Dutt, both suffered from cancer. But only Manisha Koirala survived through.When asked about her role in ‘Sanju’ as Nargis Dutt, Manisha Koirala said: “I was actually more apprehensive to play the character of Nargis Dutt… as I didn’t want to relive those memories… I also had no idea whether I will be able to relive that or not.”
Manisha who plays the role of Sanjay Dutt’s mother in the biopic ‘Sanju’ was asked who will be an ideal actress to play her onscreen, if her biopic were to be made, she said. “I don’t think any film will be made on my life, but if it’s made, I think Alia (Bhatt) or Kangana (Ranaut) should play my character onscreen.”

Manisha and Sanjay were seen together in 2008 release ‘Mehbooba’. After almost 10 years, both of them are collaborating with each other for the remake of Telugu drama ‘Prasthaanam’.

Sharing her feeling on the latest collaboration, Manisha said, “I am super-thrilled that I got opportunity to work with him again. It’s his home production and remake of a South Indian film.Original film’s director is directing Hindi version of it as well. It’s a political action-packed family drama so, I am very excited and looking forward to work in that film.”

In ‘Prasthaanam’, Manisha will be seen as the Dutt’s wife and ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’ fame Satyajeet Dubey will play the role of his son. Apart from Manisha, Sanjay and Satyajeet, the film also stars Ali Fazal and Amyra Dastur in pivotal roles.

The film is originally written and directed by Deva Katta who will also direct Hindi version of the film.