While most actors opt for politics after their stint in show business, Manisha Koirala, despite a political lineage, prefers to keep a distance from netagiri. Books about the picturesque Kathmandu adorn her little library and the coffee table of her Versova pad in Mumbai, only to hint that she hasn't lost touch with her roots. Her father Prakash was a former minister of environment, science and technology, and her paternal grandfather Bisheshwar Prasad Koirala was the Prime Minister of Nepal.
“I don't see myself getting into active politics in Nepal,“ says Manisha, adding, “I want to do something for the country for sure, which is as much my home as India is. I actually do whatever little I can but I don't discuss the details ever. In future too, I will be engaged in some time-bound projects there. I will stay in Nepal for as long as the project is on but eventually, I will return to my cocoon in India. At heart, I'm still an artiste, and a bit of a loner and recluse. So, I need my shell around me no matter where I go and what I do.“