Preity Zinta Calls Manisha Koirala 'Hero On & Off ScreenAfter Heeramandi Actor Posts About A Challenging Scene From Series

Manisha Koirala was most recently seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Heeramandi'. Manisha Koirala played the role of Mallikajaan in the period drama series 'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar'.

 Recently, the veteran star took to her official instagram handle to share her experience of working on the show. preity zinta, who was Koirala's co-star in 'Dil Secommented on the latter's post and called her her 'heroon and off camera.

Manisha Koirala on fountain scene in Heeramandi

Manisha Koirala took to her official instagram handle to talk about some of the challenges faced during the shoot of 'Heeramandi'. She wrote about a scene in which she had to stay in a water fountain for almost 12 hours. "Today, when I am receiving so many accolades, I can’t help but remember the doubts and anxiety that plagued me when I was about to start shooting. Still recovering from the dreaded C, would my body be strong enough to deal with the intense shooting schedules, heavy costumes, and jewelry, and perform a role requiring so much nuance and effortless effort?”

“The fountain sequence proved the most physically challenging. It required me to be immersed in a water fountain for over 12 hours. That tested my resilience! Even though Sanjay had thoughtfully ensured that the water was warm and clean, over the hours, the water turned muddy, (because my team members, the Cinematographer, and the art director’s team were getting into the water to work around the scene.) Every single pore in my body was soaked in that muddy water. Even though I was beyond exhaustion by the end of the shoot, I felt a deep happiness within my heart. My body had taken the stress and remained resilient. I knew I had passed a critical physical test. To you, who think your time has come and gone, whether it’s due to age, illness, or any setback, never give up! You never know what could be waiting for you around the bend!” Koirala added.

Preity Zinta calls Manisha Koirala 'her hero'

Several fans and celebrities commented on Manisha Koirala's post, calling her an inspiration. preity zinta also wrote, "I love you Manisha (red heart emoticons) I saw the show for you & you killed it. You are such a powerhouse of talent & an even better human being. I will never forget how lovely, welcoming & generous you were to me in dil Se. Thanks to you I started my film journey on such a positive note. You never made me feel I was working with a superstar & nurtured me on the shoot - always smiling, accommodating & ready for rehearsal & suggestions. You will always be a hero on & off camera. More power to you always.”

For those unaware, preity zinta made her acting debut in a supporting role in 'Dil Sealongside Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala. Preity won the Filmfare award for Best Debut for her performance in the film.

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