Manju Warrier, who made her comeback after 15 years through Rosshan Andrews' blockbuster film "How Old Are You", is awaiting the release of her upcoming film "Rani Padmini".

The Aashiq Abu directorial, starring Manju and Rima Kallingal in the lead roles, is set to hit screens on Friday, 23 October.

Two days before the release, Manju interacted with her fans through a live Facebook chat during which the actress answered queries of her fans.

Manju calls "Rani Padmini" as the first-of-its-kind Malayalam cinema and considers it special as a movie and a 'life experience' for her. When asked what inspired her to take up the project, Manju said she didn't want to miss a chance to travel and liked the wonderful story of the film.

"Rani Padmini" is set to lock horns at the Kerala box office with Mohanlal's "Kanal", which is scheduled to be released on Thursday, 22 October.

The actress, who is currently busy with the shooting of Kunchacko Boban starrer "Vettah", also has Rojin Thomas's "Jo and the Boy" in her kitty.

Here are the excerpts from the live Facebook chat: 

  • Did you have any particular inspiration on taking up Rani Padmini??

Ashiq as the director, Rima as a co-star, a wonderful story and chance to travel. What more could one ask for?

  • Hi mam so what's special about your film?

It's the first of its kind in Malayalam.

  • How was the acting experience of imitating laleattan in flowers channel...?

It was a sudden idea that came from the channel anchor and his team. The credit goes to them.

  • Whom do you think the people will love more Rani or Padmini ?

I'm sure people will like the film as a whole.

  • what would you like to speak abt Rani Padmini?

Rani Padmini has been very special, both as a movie and as a life experience.

  • In which film are you acting now?