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entertainment Updated: Dec 11, 2009 20:32 IST

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Actress Manisha Koirala, who left her home and the Nepali film industry two decades ago to carve out a niche in Bollywood, is now poised to make a comeback in Nepali films with Rajniti.

The 39-year-old actor, who comes from one of the best known political families of Nepal, has agreed to play the lead in the new Nepali film that is being produced by former politician and women’s right activist Durga Pokhrel..

Manisha, who made her screen debut with a Nepali film, Pheri Bhet Aula (We will meet again), will now be back in Kathmandu to act in Rajniti, a film on contemporary political issues, being directed by Nepali director Dipendra Kumar Khanal.

The muhurat of the film was done by actor and former Congress MP, Govinda this week. “I have decided to give politics a wide berth but Rajniti is not leaving me,” quipped a Govinda.

While her entry in Bollywood took off with Subhash Ghai’s Saudagar, Manisha’s Nepal ventures have consistently flopped. Pheri Bhet Aula was not completed while a second project she signed — the Nepali remake of the Bollywood classic Mother India — never took off.