Sonakshi Sinha Reveals She Apologised To Manisha Koirala After 'Heeramandi', 'Meri Ye Majaal...'

In a recent interview, Sonakshi Sinha revealed why she had apologised to Manisha Koirala after watching their latest project, 'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar'.


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Sonakshi Sinha Reveals She Apologised To Manisha Koirala After 'Heeramandi', 'Meri Ye Majaal...'

Sonakshi Sinha is riding high on the success of her latest release, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. The actress has played a dual role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s series. She portrayed ‘Rehena Aapa’ and her daughter, ‘Fareedan’ in the eight-part Netflix series, and the audiences have hailed her for showing such versatility in her acting. In a recent interview, Sonakshi revealed that she had apologised to her co-star, Manisha Koirala after watching the series herself.

Sonakshi Sinha had apologised to Manisha Koirala after watching Heeramandi

The Heeramandi star recently sat for an interview with Instant Bollywood and talked at length about her latest release, filmography, and personal life. During the conversation, the host heaped praises on Sonakshi for her portrayal of ‘Fareedan’, her chemistry and the palpable rivalry between her and Manisha Koirala’s character, ‘Mallikajaan’. She then asked how did the actress shared such great camaraderie with someone as legendary as Manisha Koirala. To this, Sonakshi said:

“I love her, and I went, and I apologised to her after I saw the entire series! I was like, how have I done this? Meri ye majaal kaha se aayi! She is amazing, and that is the beauty of having such a fine actor in front of you because they give you the boost to do better yourself. This is Manisha Koirala, who we have grown up watching, who has an amazing body of work. Main inke saamne khadi hun, kuch toh accha hi karna tum. That’s what happens, you bounce off each other’s energies. It is such a pleasure to have that banter with each other, you are fully into it. I enjoyed working with Manisha mam.”

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Sonakshi Sinha reveals she never tried to be in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s good books

In the same interaction, Sonakshi revealed that she never tried to be in the filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s good books. She further said that as an artist himself, she knew that he would value and appreciate good work. Sonakshi also shared that the filmmaker wasn’t supposed to shoot many of her scenes, but then he shot one of her scenes, and it changed everything. Sharing that she wasn’t too hard on herself while shooting, Sonakshi added:

“I didn’t really try (to be in his good books). He is an artist himself so I knew the only thing that will ever impress him is good work or if I do my work well. That is exactly what happened. He was not supposed to shoot too many scenes of mine, but then he shot one and kept coming back. We made a beautiful rapport on set where I didn’t have to try too hard, and I knew that if I put that pressure on myself, I am going to mess it up. I completely surrendered and gave it my best shot. He saw and appreciated that.”

Check out the interview here.

When Sonakshi Sinha addressed rumours of female rivalry on Heeramandi’s sets

Previously, in an interview with India Today, Sonakshi addressed the rumours of female rivalry on the sets of Heeramandi. Dismissing the rumours, the actress shared that she had a great time working with everyone. Sonakshi further asked if anyone had the capability of doing a six-hero film. Sharing that the person who might have started such speculations must be a disgruntled man, Sonakshi added:

“You know, women don't do that, right? And whoever probably started this rumour is a very disgruntled man. 'Heeramandi' was an amazing experience for all of us. I mean, it has been one of the best working experiences of my life. I mean, try and get a six-hero film together, and I challenge you!”

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Heeramandi received mixed responses from the audience

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s web series, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar revolves around the lives of powerful ‘tawaifs’ or courtesans residing in the red-light area, Heera Mandi in Lahore. Set in the era of pre-independent India, the series has received mixed responses. While people mostly loved the performances of the star-studded cast, except the filmmaker’s niece, Sharmin Segal, others pointed out the discrepancies in the storyline and the historical facts.

What do you think of Sonakshi Sinha and Manisha Koirala’s chemistry in Heeramandi?

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