After "Lust Stories" Manisha Koirala To Feature In The Netflix Web Series "Maska"

Vaishnavi Gavankar |Aug 01, 2019

This marks Manisha’s second project with the streamer after anthology series "Lust Stories". The film will launch exclusively on Netflix.

One of the most beautiful actresses of Bollywood Manisha Koirala is all set to make headlines again for her upcoming Netflix series Maska, the streaming service announced on Wednesday.

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After successfully battling with the cancer Manisha Koirala is back with what she describes as her second innings and wants to make the most of it.

"Life is not a bed of roses. There will be highs and lows in everybody's life. However, one should know that this is a difficult time and tomorrow shall be a good phase." she says.

"This is my second inning to not only my work but my life as well. And so this would be my best phase," Manisha Koirala told IANS over the phone.

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"Earlier whatever phase I lived in, I lived not being aware. But now I live with awareness. This is better than before time," she added.

"In a way, I am secure as an actor. But I feel there should be some kind of hunger in oneself to continue doing good work. There should be some kind of level to try to do better than before. Whether it happens or doesn't happen is a different thing. At my end, I will work hard, be more passionate and be more dedicated."

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On how her perspective towards life changed after fighting cancer, she said: "It has only given me an eye to appreciate good things in life, in a sense to be grateful to this magical life and appreciate what this life gives back.

"I was about to lose my life and now I see everything with gratitude. Whatever time I am alive, I am going to live well. I am going to give my best to make the most out of life and share the joy with all of its pitfalls and bumps on the roads."

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Manisha was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. She gave words to her journey of coming out as a survivor with "Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life". The actress' next film is Prasthanam, in which she will playing Sanjay Dutt's on-screen wife.

"I am pretty happy with the movie and I am looking forward to the release," she said, adding that she is going through some "very interesting projects" and will make an announcement soon.

The Netflix series Maska is directed by Neeraj Udhwani and produced by Mutant Films. “An amateur actor with the ambition of becoming a big movie star discovers the fine line between dreams and delusions when he meets a clear-headed girl one summer and discovers his purpose in life,” reads the logline of the film.

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In Maska, “a confused, young millennial - believing in the adage ‘success comes to those who dare to dream' - sets out on a desperate journey to fulfill his fantasy of becoming a movie star until a summer romance with a clear-headed girl helps him discover the fine line between dreams and delusions.”

The Maska cast announcements were first made on singer Shirley Setia's official Twitter account in a video also featuring her fellow cast members. Also, singer Nikita Dutta said she's “so excited to be working with all of you all, and I can't wait for everybody to see what we've brought together with Maska.”

Kamani called Maska “a beautiful story about big dreams and tough choices”, and Koirala added towards the end: “I'm so happy to be working with a wonderful cast in a wonderful story. I can't wait to share it with you.”

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Maska also features internet sensation star Shirley Setia, who is making her acting debut with the film. Actress Prit Kamani and Nikita Dutta are also a part of the cast.

She is one of the most popular actresses of Indian Cinema and was one of the highest-paid actresses in the 1990s. She has often been accredited as the "most beautiful actress of her time".

This marks Manisha’s second project with the streamer after anthology series Lust Stories. The film will launch exclusively on Netflix.

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