Kathmandu- Actress Manisha Koirala in a recent interview said that her career in the South Indian film industry was over after the flop of the Rajinikanth starrer ‘Baba’ released in 2002. She played the lead role in this action film.
Talking to a YouTube channel called Otu India, she said, ‘Baba was probably my last big Tamil film. At that time it flopped very badly, so I thought that my career in South films was over and that’s exactly what happened.
Manisha further said, ‘Before the release of Baba, I was doing many South films, but after the box office crisis of Baba, I started getting fewer film offers. Gradually the offers stopped coming. When Baba was re-released at the box office, it proved to be a hit. Because Rajini sir’s films can never flop like this. He is always very active in his work.
Baba was released last year on the occasion of Rajinikanth’s birthday. The film did good business at the box office. The film Baba was very important for Rajinikanth but initially this film did not impress the fans much. Rajinikanth was not only the lead actor of Baba but also its director and screenwriter.
The story of the film revolves around a young man who becomes an atheist. He is later revealed to be the reincarnation of a Himalayan saint. Manisha’s last film ‘Shahzada’ also failed at the box office. Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju was her hit film. Manisha has recently acted in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Netflix series ‘Hiramandi’.