Manisha Koirala triggered a storm of gossip last Friday with her Facebook message about wanting a divorce just five months after her marriage to Samrat Dahal! When she deleted the post a few hours later, it had already spread like wildfire!
Sources close to her revealed the actress she wrote this when she was angry and "sometimes she just reacts and writes silly things", but Manisha's new decision to stay with her parents for a few days beacause of "health reasons" has fuelled the rumours further.
While attending the International Film Festival of India in Goa on Monday, the 40-year-old actress told the Kantipur daily that she had temporarily shifted to her parents' residence in Kathmandu. The reason? She said she was unwell and not due to any marital estrangement. "I was born in Biratnagar (a sunny town near the Indian border) and lived in Mumbai. So I find it cold in Kathmandu," she added.
Meanwhile, Manisha's family has already denied the rumours that her marriage was on the rocks. Her father, former minister Prakash Koirala, told the local media that a lovers' tiff had been blown out of proportion. "The news is baseless," the former politician said. "Manisha has always been in the public eye and people are interested in her life. Previously, there were speculations about her marriage; now, it is her divorce," he added.