The Malayalam media has been speculating for long about the career moves of Manju Warrior. The latest buzz is that she will return to her career in films after a long gap of fourteen years as the lead actress playing opposite her husband, Dileep. The movie will also be produced by Dileep. Of course, this is not the first time that the local media has published something about Manju and turned out to be utterly wrong. Following one rumor, people crowded at the family court at Ayyanthole, Thrissur to see the celebrity couple Dileep and Manju file for divorce. The crowd was destined for disappointment as the story of the divorce was completely false.
Manju has recently signed a contract to star in an advertisement of Kalyan Jewelers with Amitabh Bachchan. This is one of the leading jewelry brands in South India. Till now, her husband Dileep was the brand ambassador of the Kalyan Jewelers. Now, Manju is replacing him. According to sources, though the amount being paid to the actress is not known exactly, it is the highest amount paid to any actor in Malayalam for an advertisement.
The media has been speculating about a comeback for the actress for quite some time now, but nothing definite was on the table. It is only now that during an audio launch in Kochi, Dileep announced his interest in a project where he will play the lead role opposite Manju. While film buffs welcomed the suggestion with loud cheers, Dileep requested them not to speculate on this right now. The reason is probably that Manju herself is yet to give consent to this project. She has appeared recently in classical dance stage performances which her fans take to be the first steps to returning to her successful film career.