As the veteran filmmaker was not too keen on the long flight due to health reasons, his son Kunal Goswami has left for the US to receive the award on his behalf.
Meanwhile Manoj is working on a script which he hopes to make a film on. He says, “My health is better. I have a back problem which is now showing improvement. I hope to start a film soon.” The subject of the film will be of national interest starring newcomers as well as known names.