Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala plans to switch roles and try her hand at film direction, after nearly 15 years in front of a camera.

Koirala was examining at least two film projects which she was keen on directing, the popular actress said in the northern Indian city of Lucknow where she is shooting for "Anwar," a film directed by Manish Jha.

"I am working on a few projects and if everything materialises, I will start shooting by year-end," Koirala said.

However, Nepal-born Koirala, who has acted in nearly 60 Bollywood films since her debut in 1991, said she did not intend to give up acting but would do only a few select films.

"I will be selective and will sign only those films that appeal to me," she said. Koirala, who has acted in box-office hit films "Bombay" and "Dil Se" or "From The Heart," also won praise for her role in "Escape from Taliban," a film on the treatment of women by the hardline Islamic regime that once ruled Afghanistan.