Manisha Koirala, finally got married to a Nepalese businessman named Samrat Dahal. The marriage ceremony took place on June 18, 2010 at the Gokarna Forest Resort, ten kilometers from Kathmandu, attended by family member and close friends only.
In the presence of her father Prakash Koirala and mother Sushma, Manisha garlanded Samrat and exchanged wedding rings as priests recited Vedic mantras. She is dressed in a yellow saree. Bollywood celebrities like Suman Rajnathan, Manisha’s co-star in her debut film Saudagar Vivek Mushram and Govinda’s wife Sunita also will attend the marriage ceremony. Jackey Shroff and Govinda are also expected to attend the wedding reception to be held at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza on Sunday. Traditional Nepali music Panchai Bazaa and a cultural dance are included in the marriage celebration. According to the sources, Nepali, Indian and continental dishes were served at the resort.
Manisha Koirala, who will move base to Kathmandu after the wedding, said, “Yes, I’m getting married to Samrat. He’s from Nepal, like me. But please, it is not an arranged marriage“.
She also said, “Yes, our families know one another for some years now. So there was a comfort level between me and Samrat for a very long time. Gradually the bonding grew from friendship to love. And when Samrat asked me to marry him, I agreed“.
Manisha is famous for her movies like, Dil Se, 1942: A Love Story, Akele Tum Akele Tum, Khamoshi, Bombay, etc. She had a 21-year run in Bollywood after her debut in Subhash Ghai’s Saudagar in 1989 with Vivek Mushran.