Sanju star Manisha Koirala says that she had a crush on Sanjay Dutt

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Sanju star Manisha Koirala says that she had a crush on Sanjay Dutt

Well known actress Manisha Koirala, who is amongst top 90’s evergreen beauties, has showcased her talent in her flicks. She has given many hit films that are most unforgettable flicks with flawless performances like Saudagar, 1942: A Love Story, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Bombay, Khamoshi: The Musical, Dil Se.., Mann and many others.

Her fight with cancer and a troubled marriage took her away from the film world, but Manisha stood herself up from the ashes with a cute smile on her face.

Making a comeback into the film world, Manisha Koirala is witnessed portraying the character of late renowned beauty and Sanjay Dutt’s mom Nargis Dutt in his much-awaited biographical film named Sanju, who also got cancer but succumbed to her disease too early.

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When reporters asked Manisha if she remembered any touching memories from the time when she had cancer while shooting Sanju.

To this, the bold and beautiful actress stated, “I was a little scared to be precise. I was very nervous and I actually tried to block my memories of that. Luckily for me, I didn’t have too many scenes for that so I tried to keep that memory at bay.”

When the photograph boasting of Manisha as Nargis ji giving cute smile towards Sanju, donned by Ranbir Kapoor, reached audiences, each and every person could not stop raving about the strange similarity.

This also surprised Sanjay Dutt when he saw the poster.

He saw the poster and said, ‘Manisha, what a resemblance man! Such a good resemblance,” Koirala simply recalled.

While discussing about the overall reaction, Manisha added up, “I was extremely happy. I’m a person who is nervous until I start getting feedback because all my life, I have been like that. I got a great feedback. People, who loved the songs and the posters. I felt a hue of relief but until then, I was a nervous wreck.”

Manisha and Sanjay have been witnessed together in several movies such as Kartoos, Baaghi, Achanak, Khauff and Mehbooba.

The two have known one another for decades and the media people asked the actress about the transformations she witnesses in Sanju and she was full of praise for him.

“He was always a boss. As a child when I was in school, I was his fan. He was the only actor ever, that I was a fan of. As a child growing up, I had a major crush on him. Then, I got to work with him. He, in fact, teased me during one of my shoots saying, ‘Why don’t you have a crush on me now?’ So I said, ‘Now, you are my colleague. There’s no messing around there.’ We just laughed it off. I’ve always have had a fondness and warm feelings for him. I have known him over the years – we have done five or six movies, and he has been the person who is totally all heart. He trusts people and sometimes he can trust wrong people and that would lead him into trouble. He’s all heart and kind. Now that I see him, he has gone through so much in his life. He’s gone through so much of unimaginable pain and struggle. I see that it has been made him a far stronger person. He was always loving, there’s no change for that. He’s kind, which was always there – that’s not changed. He has become a much superior actor also. There is a kind of inner strength which I see in him now,” Manisha candidly revealed.

Published by Mamatha on 29 Jun 2018

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