He has a guest role in the movie 24 Hour Party People (2002).
Mani has often been viewed as the most amiable member of the Roses, both while the band were still together and since their break-up. Whilst in the past he had claimed that the band would reform only after "Man City won the European Cup", he is also viewed as the most likely to be up for a Roses reunion.
Mani is a massive Manchester United F.C. fan. He regularly showcases his love for the team on the Sky One programme, "Football Years," giving his views on football seasons of the past. He also revealed on Play UK programme "Nu Music" that he supports Celtic F.C. in Scotland and, although he is English, he was brought up to support the Republic of Ireland national football team. He has also appeared on the football programme Soccer AM numerous times, earning himself a "Hatrick Ball" from the show as a result.
He is currently in a band called Freebass with bass players Andy Rourke (ex-The Smiths) and Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order). Additionally, he hosts a regular radio show, "Mani's Manic Monday," on 96.2 The Revolution, based in Oldham.
Mani made a guest appearance on the stv fishing show Trout 'n About along with former Primal Scream guitarist Throb and presenters Gregor Rankine and Paul Campion as they go trout fishing at Drummond Trout Farm & Fishery in Scotland.
|2005||Muso Awards - Best Bass Guitar|
|2005||Muso Awards - Muso's Muso (as part of Primal Scream)|
|2007||NME Awards - Godlike Genius Award (as part of Primal Scream)|