'By Coming to my Party, They Made the Day Special': Manisha Koirala on Turning 48

On August 16 Manisha Koirala turned 48. She says she has never felt better. "I had a party at the Taj Lands End (Mumbai) on my birthday and all my old friends from the film industry, people with whom I haven't worked for years and years, they all came. There was Rekhaji, stunning as ever. She lit up my birthday with her presence and blessings. Sanjay Leela Bhansali who hardly socializes made it a point to be there for my special day," exults Manisha after a night of intense partying.

What made her truly happy was the presence of her entire team from her debut film. "It seems like yesterday when I made my acting debut in Saudagar. And now my director Subhash Ghai, my leading man Vivek Mushran, my co-stars and dear friends Jaggu dada (Jackie Shroff) and Gulshan Arora, they all showed up. Shah Rukh made it a point to come."

It gratified Manisha to know that there was still so much goodwill for her in the film industry. "At the end what do we have except the goodwill that we've earned? I'm glad I am still thought of with affection by colleagues whom I haven't worked with for so many years. By coming to my party they made the day special." Read more..