If you feeling down and out, and need some inspiration, then Lit fest by the sea, to be held on Jan 31 at 4 pm, is the place to be. Manisha Koirala, a Cancer survivor, will be talking about her blockbuster book, Healed- How Cancer Gave Me A New Life, at the festival. In conversation with veteran journalist, Uma Nair, Manisha will throw light on her battle with Ovarian Cancer and how she overcame the misery.
The event will be held by the sea at Queensline Sea YAH, from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Talking about the book launch, which was held on Jan 8, 2019, it was attended by Manisha’s close friends and colleagues like Anupam Kher, Jackie Shroff, Rekha, Bhagyashree, Mahesh Bhatt and Gulshan Grover among others. The 48-year-old actress had shared photos from the event on Twitter and had also thanked the celebs for attending her book launch event.
Manisha was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2012 and was declared cancer-free by mid-2014 after an extensive treatment. She took a break from acting in 2012 and returned five years later with Dear Maya, Netflix’s Lust Stories and Sanju.
While talking about what inspired her to pen her journey, Manisha, a few days back, at the Jaipur Literature Festival said, “When I was ill, I wanted to hear positive stories of people who have fought this battle successfully. But sadly there weren’t many reported stories out there. But I sought inspiration from Yuvraj Singh and Lisa Ray’s cases. This became my reason for penning the book down,” said Manisha. We’re sure her book will be a big source of strength to all those fighting the deadly C.
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