In a recent interview with TOI, Manjima was asked about missing shoots during lockdown and the little number of films she does per annum to which she was quick to respond, “Yes, of course I miss going to the set. That said, I’m not someone who likes to do three movies at a time. I can may be handle two films. I feel if I exhaust myself, that, in turn, will affect my work. If the producer can’t work out any other dates or if the script is such that it demands my time through a period of time, only then I work on more than two films at a time. This happened like that; the roles I have in these films are really strong, and I’m happy I am doing these films.”
She also talked about positivity and emotions people are battling with during such trying times. “It’s easy to keep saying how everyone has to stay positive during the pandemic, but it’s not as easy. You really have to find something to keep yourself occupied, and for me, it was the initiative. We were initially skeptical if people would send their work, because everyone’s priority is to stay safe. But then, once we rolled out with our page on social media, we started getting interesting entries – of paintings, art work, fusion dance, of someone making music out of kitchen utensils. This kind of encourages people to focus on their talent and creative side,” she stated.
On the professional front, Manjima has Zama Nasreem, a Malayalam film, FIR also starring Vishnu Vishal and Kalathil Sandhipom in Tamil.