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Manisha Koirala Conquers Physical Challenge in Heeramandi Fountain Scene

Manisha Koirala recently celebrated the success of "Heeramandi," sharing a heartfelt reflection on how the series marked a triumph in both her personal and professional life. She expressed gratitude for the opportunity to thrive in her career at 53, overcoming the challenges of cancer and age.

She emphasized the importance of platforms like OTT for providing meaningful roles to female actors and professionals alike.

Reflecting on her experience shooting the emotionally demanding fountain scene, where her character faced brutal assault, Manisha acknowledged the physical toll it took on her. Despite spending over 12 hours submerged in a fountain, she found solace in the fact that her body endured the rigorous demands of the role.

In a poignant conclusion to her post, Manisha encouraged others facing similar doubts or setbacks to persevere, reminding them that opportunities may still await. During the promotional interviews for "Heeramandi," she expressed her joy at reuniting with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after 28 years and praised his consistent brilliance in filmmaking.

"Heeramandi" received praise for its nuanced portrayal of the lives of courtesans during the declining years of the British Raj. The series stars Manisha Koirala, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, and others, with critics lauding Bhansali's restrained yet celebratory approach to the subject matter.


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