I convinced Manisha Koirala on e-mail to do my film: Onir

Last Updated: May 17, 2010, 17:59 PM IST

Mumbai: Director Onir, whose forthcoming film "I Am" stars actress Manisha Koirala as a Kashmiri Muslim girl, revealed that he convinced her for the role on e-mail.

"When I was casting for my film, I knew Manisha would fit the bill for the role of a Kashmiri Muslim. She was in the US that time, so I sent her an e-mail and convinced her to do the film," he said.

"I Am" also stars Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose and Nandita Das, among others.