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Manisha Koirala reacts to playing Ranbir Kapoor’s mother in the Sanjay Dutt biopic

Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala is all set to play Ranbir Kapoor’s mother in the Sanjay Dutt biopic. She will be portraying the role of Nargis Dutt in the movie. She revealed to a leading news agency that she has no problem playing Ranbir’s mother. She said, “I am choosy about the films I want to do. I am happy they (makers) chose me for the film. I just looked at the role and the story. I was not really thinking about it being a mother’s role. I like Ranbir as an actor and he is looking like him (Sanjay).”

 In terms of the research for the movie, she said, “I am seeing some documentaries and Raju ji (Rajkumar Hirani) has done a lot of research.”She added, “I haven’t started shooting yet so I don’t know how it will be. But in terms of preparation for a biopic, there is a lot to do as we have to be as real as possible.”In an interview with us, when we asked Manisha what prompted her to take up the role of the iconic actress Nargis, she said, “I am a little nervous (laughs).

She further said, I really want it to do well. Raju ji keeps saying ‘Manisha don’t worry you will do well and I know you will rock it’. He keeps saying that and I am hoping it works that way.  I watch Nargis Dutt ji’s films and we have done the look test. We have done the clothes, the hair the make-up and just about everything. And I am just preparing, reading and going through the film. I did all of this when I did the look test.”

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