Manisha Koirala
A cold war brewed between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Manisha Koirala in 1994. The latter allegedly claimed that her then boyfriend Rajeev Mulchandani had dumped Rai for her. This made the former Miss World upset and since then both the actresses avoided each other.Reuters

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala will make her comeback to big screens after a gap of a few years. However, the actress will make her comeback with a Malayalam film "Edavappathy" to return to the silver screen.

"Edavappathy" is directed by award winning director Lenin Rajendran and is a period drama. While talking to reporters on Wednesday, the actress revealed about her comeback project and also said that she is happy with it.

"I really enjoyed working in this new film which is a period movie and has an artistic touch," said the actress, according to IANS.

The director confirmed that the film, which tells the story of Tibetans who wish to return to their homeland, will be released in January 2016.

"Most of the shooting has been done in Bylakuppe, the Tibetan settlement in Karnataka state. Kullu Manali is another place where the film has been canned besides Hampi (Karnataka) and also a bit here," Rajendran said.

Manisha Koirala plays the lead role in the film, which also features Siddhartha Lama.

"I am so happy to be back in Malayalam films and I really wish, I could act once again with Mohanlal," said Lama, who is employed in Nepal.

Talking about the characters of the film, cinematographer Madhu Ambat said that characters have a mix of modernity and myths.

"The film has a deep contrast of light and shadows and I have seen that. I have been able to bring out the internal landscape of every character. More than the locations, I have used the darkness," said Ambat.