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Heroine not based on Manisha Koirala's life: Madhur Bhandarkar

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Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has denied reports that his dream project Heroine is based on the life of actress Manisha Koirala. The grapevine was abuzz earlier that the film was inspired by the Nepali beauty's life. The Bollywood director says that the film revolves around the life of a once successful star Mahi Khanna, whose career is on a decline.

Talking to PTI, Madhur Bhandarkar said, “Heroine is not based on the life of Manisha Koirala. Lot of things had been written about the film before. But all I would say is that I have created a character called Mahi who is today's girl. The film is all about how she witnesses the ups and downs in her life."

Kareena Kapoor is reprising the role of Mahi in the movie Heroine. Talking about the film Madhur Bhandarkar says, "It will be a different sort of a film for Kareena. It is different kind of cinema..she has never done this kind of a film before."

Bhandarkar adds that his team has already completed 40% shooting for the film Heroine. The team would resume filming from April 10 and have a nonstop schedule. It is expected to finish the shooting by September. The film is likely to hit the screens by the end of the year.

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