Actress Manju Warrier’s heartfelt tribute to deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro has become a talking point for a totally different reason. “His (Castro’s) autobiography, My Life, has inspired me to go ahead in life, without yielding to anything. I will always remember him as the person who taught me to never give up in life,” she wrote in her Facebook post. A lot of her fans have interpreted this post as her reaction to the recent wedding of her former husband, actor Dileep, and actress Kavya Madhavan. The comment box of the post has been flooded with motivational messages to her.
“Fidel Castro was music for fighters across the world. In the battle for the ideals he believed in, capitalist forces and allies were all on the other side. But he has the support of genuine human beings. It was these ideologies and will-power that helped him win the powerful rivals,” wrote Manju. The actress is active on Facebook where she regularly posts tributes, memories and snippets on life, career and social issues. She has not officially responded to the Dileep-Kavya Madhavan wedding, which had the support of her teenage daughter, Meenakshi.
The actress, who made a comeback to films in 2014 with Rosshan Andrews’ How Old Are You, is currently working in a movie titled C/O Saira Banu. The reigning queen of Mollywood in the latter half of the 90s, Manju said goodbye to her acting career after her marriage with actor Dileep in 1999. In 2015, the couple divorced. In her return to movies after 14 years, Manju has been doing strong performance-oriented roles. She won the Asia Vision Award for best actress, back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. Her roles in films like Karinkunnam Six’s, of a volleyball coach, and Rani Padmini, of a woman who takes a solo trip to the Himalayas, won her critical acclaim.