Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala has fought and won a relentless and tough battle against ovarian cancer and now, at the recently held Khushwant Singh Literary Festival in Kasauli, the 49-year-old actress opened up about her life-changing journey. Narrating the same, Manisha Koirala spoke about all of it- right from the moment she found out she had last-stage ovarian cancer to being declared cancer-free. The actress has also penned down a memoir titled Healed: How Cancer Gave Me A New Life and it is an emotional roller coaster ride about her various struggles.
In a conversation with author-journalist Sathya Saran, Manisha Koirala said, “There was a time I would ask the doctors to give me a guarantee of how much time I have, but gradually, I made peace with fear and death. That’s what taught me to make the most of all I have, and it has now become an extension of my personality.” Manisha Koirala found out that she had last- stage ovarian cancer in 2012 and everything was going wrong in her life- her marriage was broken, she had no film career and then she discovered she had cancer. I thought I had not lived my life fully; everything was baaki,” she added. She also talked about how hard it was after she was declared cancer-free by the doctors in the US and she had to come back to Mumbai bald, without eyebrows and eyelashes. “Later, I discovered that not everyone is cruel or mean. People accepted and appreciated my journey; and that gave me strength,” she said. ALSO READ: Chahatt Khanna Slapped By Manisha Koirala, 5 Times. Here’s Why- EXCLUSIVE
Manisha Koirala bounced back stronger and said that instead of feeling sorry for herself, she is focusing on the fact that she has got another chance in life. Meanwhile, Manisha Koirala was seen in Prassthanam along with Jackie Shroff and Sanjay Dutt.
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