Manisha Koirala was a big name in the Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil film industries back in the 90s and early 2000s. She had delivered several hits like Bharateeyudu, Bombay, and Oke Okkadu in the South film industry. In 2002, she was cast as the female lead in Rajinikanth’s Baba, which was touted as a supernatural action thriller. Rajinikanth had provided the story for the movie himself, and he was also one of the producers. The movie was directed by Suresh Krissna, who had earlier directed the path-breaking Baasha with Rajinikanth. AR Rahman composed the music for the movie.
However, in a recent interview with a YouTube channel, Manisha made some sensational comments. She said that her career in the South film industry came to an end after doing Rajinikanth’s Baba, which was a huge disaster at the box office. According to Manisha, before appearing in Baba, she was doing multiple projects in the South. But after the movie’s box office failure, she received fewer and fewer offers.
Despite its initial disaster at the ticket counter, Baba was a pivotal film for Rajinikanth. In fact, the movie got re-released on Rajinikanth’s birthday last year and managed to earn a good number at the box office, according to reports. Manisha Koirala was last seen in the Kartik Aaryan movie Shehzada, which had a disastrous run at the box office. It is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.