Manisha Koirala signs Bhansali’s next

Manisha Koirala is on cloud nine. She is not only going steady with her boyfriend Chris but has also signed few promising projects. The latest in the row is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘My Friend Pinto’. She is teaming with Sanjay Leela 13 years after ‘Khamoshi’ hit the block.

Says Manisha, “I’ve been dividing my time between Mumbai and the US, where things are going well between Chris and me. I also miss my home country Nepal and would like to spend some time there too but cinema will always remain my primary passion. After I did my friend Deepti Naval’s film Do Paise Ki Dhoop Char Aane Ki Baarish I’m hungry for challenging roles. None of those two-songs five-scene roles.”

Manisha is also on the way of signing films with Yash Raj Films and Raj Kumar Santoshi with whom she had earlier worked in Lajja. Says Manisha, “I’ll be working with soon with Mr Chopra and Mr Santoshi. Actually when I met them, I had lost a lot of weight. But now after my return from the US, I’ve gained some weight. I’m going to lose the extra kilos and then make a public appearance again. So you see, cinema and I can’t be separated. I’m looking forward to a fresh start.”

Manisha has gained lots of weight but she had lost some and will lose more extra kilos before making her comeback. Though Manisha is planning to join politics like her father and grandfather in Nepal, she cannot detached from films.