Manisha Koirala to play a mother to a 20-year-old in a movie

Actress Manisha Koirala who had a long struggle with cancer will be seen in a Hindi-Bengali film. The actress will be playing mother to a 20-year-old in this film which will roll in Kolkata. This movie will mark the directorial debut of Promita Sengupta who has worked as an associate director to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Prakash Jha.

The producer of the movie, Himanshu Dhanuka said, “It’s a beautiful story about a mother who reunites with her son after 20 years and how their relationship transforms him for the better. It’s a strong woman-centric film which we have nurtured for two years before approaching Manisha with it.”

In the movie, Manisha plays the character of a Bihari Muslim and will be mostly seen in a burqa. She will be speaking Hindi with little bit of Urdu and colloquial Bengali. Himashu says that they will start the preparations in July with reading and workshops in Mumbai. Bengali actor Anirban, last seen in Aparna Sen’s Arshinagar, will be playing Manisha’s 20-year old-son, named Maulali after the locality in Kolkata where he has grown up.

Manisha will be visiting the City of Joy two weeks before shooting commences to understand the story and her character better. The film will be shot in Kolkata in November and December in a start-to-finish two-month schedule.

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