Web Desk(June 12, 2018): Manisha Koirala, who plays Nargis, Sanjay Dutt’s legendary actress-mother, in Sanju, says she is no longer looking for romantic love.
“Maybe the man-woman love is not destined to happen for me,” Manisha says.
“I’d rather accept this sad truth of my life rather than fall into the wrong relationship again. I won’t allow any man to bring me down, ever,” the beautiful actress confesses.“Whether it is my career or my personal life, I can’t afford to make wrong moves at this stage when God has given me a second chance.”
“My world fell apart, but the experience made me so much wiser and tolerant,” she adds, referring to her cancer.
“It takes a life-threatening experience to make you realize the true value of life.”Manisha will relive the life of a cancer patient. Nargis succumbed to the disease in May 1981. The actress says it wasn’t easy.
“To live through the pain, trauma, and suffering again… it required a lot of inner strength to play Nargisji. But finally, it was all worth it because she was such an iconic figure,” she says.“I have tried to capture her essence, the core of her being, strong. Just looking like her, or combing my hair the way she did, is not enough. I had to understand her spirit, her soul. Just how much I’ve succeeded we’ll soon know.”
Manisha says she now spends a lot of time doing homework for her roles.
“This is new to me,” she says. “I’ve always been a spontaneous actor. But for Sanju, I did a lot of research on Nargisji.”