When Manisha Koirala Refused To Shoot In A Bikini: If This Is The Way I Have To Get Into The Movies, I Don’t Want It

Manisha Koirala recalls the initial stage of her career when she refused to shoot in a bikini on the order of a famous photographer and her apt reply is truly heart-winning

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When Manisha Koirala Refused To Shoot In A Bikini: If This Is The Way I Have To Get Into The Movies, I Don’t Want It
Actress Manisha Koirala, who is currently relishing the success of her latest web series "Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar," recently discussed the numerous challenges that aspiring actresses face in the film industry. Reflecting on her own experiences, she recounted a specific incident where she was reprimanded by a senior photographer for refusing to wear a bikini during a photoshoot. ALSO READ: Heeramandi Cast’s Fee REVEALED! Here How Much Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, And Others Charged For The Show- REPORTS 

In an interview with Filmfare, Manisha detailed that this incident occurred at the beginning of her career. "Very early on in my career, I was asked to go and take photographs with a very famous photographer. I went with my mom, and initially, this photographer was very encouraging, saying things like, 'You are the next superstar.' However, the situation changed when he brought out a two-piece bikini and asked me to wear it. I told him, 'Sir, I wear this when I go to the beach or for a swim, but if this is what I have to do to get into the movies, I don’t want it, and I am not wearing that,'" ALSO READ: DID YOU KNOW? Before Poonam Pandey, Manisha Koirala Faked Her Death Back In The 90s For THIS Reason - Read To Know BELOW 

Manisha further revealed. She emphasized that she stood firm in her decision and refused to compromise her principles. "I told him, 'Either you shoot me fully clothed, or I am leaving.' He then gave me a long lecture, saying, 'Jo mitti pighalne se sharmati ho uske murti kaise banaye (The clay that refuses to melt, how do I make a statue from it)?' I have never forgotten that," she shared.

Despite this early setback, Manisha's career flourished, and she became a well-respected actress. She mentioned that the same photographer later complimented her when she had achieved significant success. "The same person later photographed me when I was a big celebrity and said, 'Oh, I knew you were going to be a big star.' It wasn’t about being mean to the person, but it reflected their level of conscience and exposure at that time," Manisha explained.

Throughout her career, Manisha Koirala has earned acclaim for her performances in films such as "Bombay," "Dil Se," "Mann," "Khamoshi: The Musical," and "1942: A Love Story." Her latest role as Mallikajaan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Heeramandi" has garnered her considerable praise. Her story is a testament to the importance of staying true to one's values and the strength required to navigate the often challenging landscape of the film industry.

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