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Manisha Koirala Is Coming Back As Nargis Dutt & You Won't Believe Her Transformation

Sumona Bose

Fashion Writer

It is safe to say that Manisha Koirala is one of the most underrated actors in the Indian film industry. How else will you explain an actor’s ability to completely transform themselves into another person? Sure, prosthetics and makeup help, but there is a craft and finesse required to actually embody a real person. Did Koirala achieve that feat? In our opinion, the actress’ eerily similar look playing Nargis Dutt proves that indeed, she did.

Yes, you heard right; once Bollywood's most sought after actress, Manisha Koirala is coming back as Nargis Dutt in the Sanjay Dutt biopic that is being directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

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The pictures of the cast and crew of the Sanjay Dutt biopic being shot in Cape Town has been going viral on social media. The project gained a lot of attention earlier in 2017 when leaked images of Ranbir Kapoor, in character as Sanjay Dutt, hit the media circuits.

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His considerable weight gain combined with the prosthetics and makeup to look like Dutt stunned audiences. A few new recent shots prove that this Rajkumar Hirani directed biopic is going to be a sight to behold.

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The Sanjay Dutt biopic hasn't gotten an official release date or title, and eager fans are hoping it to be on the lines of Sanju, a name Sanjay Dutt is affectionately called by his fans. The film also stars Dia Mirza in the role of Maanyata Dutt, with Karishma Tanna and Vicky Kaushal playing supporting roles. Paresh Rawal has taken over the mantle to play Sunil Dutt with Koirala playing Nargis Dutt. Releasing on June 29, we hope you have bookmarked your calendars for a spectacle of a film!

This will be Koirala’s return to Bollywood after a long hiatus and well, better late than never. We can't wait to see the actress take on the legendary role of yet another icon in the history of Indian cinema!


Published on Jan 06, 2018
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