Vishwanath Patekar, better known by his stage name Nana Patekar, was all the rage during the 90s era. The actor has a number of memorable performances during this era. Just like his roles, his personal life was also about the city. Her affair with Manisha Koirala has also become the talk of the town.
It was in 1996 that Nana and Manisha got closer during the shooting of their film Agni Sakshi. At that, the Nepalese beauty had just come out of a relationship with actor Vivek Mushran. And she couldn’t resist Nana’s disturbing charisma. The two got out in secret as they began filming for the film.
Following the release of Agni Sakshi, Nana Patekar and Manisha Koirala shared the screen again in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Khamoshi, also released in the same year. News of their off-screen chemistry started to spread like wildfire. According to Bollywood Shaadis, Manisha’s neighbors have claimed that Nana has also been seen on several occasions leaving her house early in the morning. To which Nana replied in an interview: “She often visited my mother and my son and they received her with affection.”
Both Nana and Manisha are known to be brash and have often found themselves fighting on multiple occasions. At that time, Nana was also living apart from his wife, but he could not settle down with Manisha for a wedding. Rumors were also circulating that he was also involved with actress Ayesha Jhulka.
According to the report, Manisha Koirala spotted Nana and Ayesha Jhulka in a closed room in an intimate moment, which created a wedge between Manisha and Nana Patekar. The Dil Se actress also had harsh words for Ayesha Jhulka but that didn’t seem to affect Nana.
Nana Patekar never went to mend her relationship with Manisha after the incident, and she has moved on in her life. However, during an interview with Filmfare later, the veteran actor explained how much he misses Manisha. He said: “She is the most sensitive actress in the world. She’s like a Kasturi Hiran, she has yet to realize that she doesn’t need to keep up with anyone’s pace. It has everything to please and it is more than enough. I can barely hold back my tears when I see what she’s doing. Maybe I have nothing to say about her today! A break-up is a very difficult phase. You have to experience it to know the pain. I cannot describe the pain I endured. Please don’t talk about this. I miss Manisha!
Looks like Nana was very affected by the breakup with Manisha Koirala.
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