Manisha Koirala in ‘Mappillai’ as Dhanush’s mother-in-law

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Manisha Koirala, who stole many a hearts in Tamil films like Bombay, Indian and Mudhalvan is shooting in Chennai after a long gap. She is in Chennai with the unit of ‘Mappillai’ which is a remake of the 1989 super hit starring Rajinikanth by the same name.

Manisha Koirala is playing Dhanush’s proud mother-in-law in the film which was played by Sri Vidya in original. The film is directed by Suraaj and produced by Sun Pictures. Manisha was finalized for the role after Sridevi and Jayapradha refused. Even Tabu was tried at a later stage. Manisha’s last film in Tamil was ‘Baba’ which also has a Rajini connection.

Hansika Motwani plays the heroine played by the beautiful Amala in the original.

The 1989 super hit ‘Mappillai’ is one of the evergreen films of Rajinikanth. It was a remake of Chiranjeevi starrer in Telugu ‘Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu’. Interestingly, it was Chiranjeevi who produced the first remake in Tamil with the super star.

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