Manisha Koirala has said that she discovered that she had cancer when she was at the rock bottom of her life. She said that her marriage had broken off and she was not doing great professionally when she was told by the doctor that she was suffering from cancer. “When I got to know about my cancer I was at the rock bottom of my life and my work suffered because of it. I got married before which did not work out and I was depressed. I was completely unaware that this cancer was growing inside my stomach,” Manisha said in Dhaka, Bangladesh where she was there to unveil her book. Co-authored by bestselling Indian writer Neelam Kumar, the book is due to be released in January 2019. Healed follows the story behind the actor’s five year battle with ovarian cancer.
She began by talking about her life and career as a Bollywood A-lister and how she got there. Then, she read excerpts from her book Healed and later on talked about how she first got to know that cancer was growing in her body. “Overcoming cancer has been a lesson in self — discovery and learning to love life again!! Dear friends, presenting you my book,” she tweeted along with the book’s cover.
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When 1942: A Love Story star was asked about how she conquered both the Bollywood film industry with over 80 films and conquered cancer, she replied: “There’s no substitute for hard work.”
Manisha was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and has been cancer-free since 2013.