Man­isha Koirala re­veals how she was cast in 1942 A Love Story after ini­tial re­jec­tion

Asian Journal - - TAX -

After watch­ing her en­act a scene dur­ing the screen test for 1942: A Love Story, di­rec­tor Vidhu Vinod Cho­pra dis­missed Man­isha Koirala as a “ter­ri­ble ac­tress” but in no mood to give up, she re­quested him for a sec­ond chance the next day and the rest is his­tory.

A gritty Man­isha came the next day and after her per­for­mance, Cho­pra re­mained silent for long, as if in a daze. And then he said the words that were mu­sic to Man­isha’s ears, “If this is the heart and soul that you prom­ise to put into each scene of my movie, I will sign you up in­stead of Mad­huri Dixit. Man­isha, yes­ter­day, you were at zero. You are at a hun­dred to­day.”

Man­isha re­calls this episode in her mem­oir Healed: How Can­cer Gave Me a New Life.

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