Manju Warrier recently went live on Facebook interacting with her fans for over an hour! Yes, the unprecedented chat session with the audience by the beloved actress herself was a promotional strategy for the movie How Old Are You which is her eagerly anticipated comeback vehicle and releases tomorrow on May 17!
While the flick which was directed by Rosshan Andrrews has definitely got the people talking with its premise and interesting trailer, the chat session itself was a hit among the numerous Manju fans around the world.
Manju patiently and carefully answered questions from many fans, although meticulously and justifiably dodging the ones which dealt with her private life which has been the subject of a lot of media attention for some time now.
So, for the first time in years, the actress opened up about things other than her marriage and divorce and focused instead on the world of movies and her career.
Interestingly, in between she revealed a dream of hers that comes as no surprise to Malayalis anywhere – she has always wanted to do a movie with megastar Mammootty and someday she still hopes to achieve this professional dream.
“It is every actress’ wish to act along with Mammukka. He is such a great actor. I too wish to act along with him in any of the movies in future. If I get the opportunity, I would definetely act along with Mammukka,” said the actress making her return to the millions of adoring fans after a long retirement of 14 years.
On another note, Manju will be going head to head with Mohanlal (commercially at the box office) as his movie Mr Fraud also comes out tomorrow. The Manju – Mohanlal on screen pair is of course a fan favourite and has been immortalised in iconic movies like Aaram Thamburan and Kanmadam.
Manju had recently mentioned to the media that she deeply respects Mohanlal and called him ‘beyond compare’.
How Old Are You is a tale of one woman’s struggle against age perceptions in society and how she pursues her happiness and a dream she has in an uphill battle against demoralizing individuals and the restrictions on her own life as a wife and mother.
Manju plays Nirupama, a 36 year old working mother and Kunchacko Boban plays her husband. Kaniha Subrahmaniam also plays an important role in the film.