‘I’ll celebrate five years of cancer-free life soon’
Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala (left), who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and operated soon after, followed by chemotherapy in New York, says: “I’ll soon complete five years of cancer-free life, which I will celebrate.”
Attending an event that aimed to spread awareness about how to fight diseases with Yoga, Manisha said: “God has been kind to me. I had great doctors, teachers and family support, so everything worked well.”
The actor, who made her Bollywood debut with filmmaker Subhash Ghai’s Saudagar (1991), was last seen in Chehere: A Modern Day Classic in 2015.
Her next film is the biopic on Sanjay Dutt. Manisha hopes that she does justice to her role of Dutt’s mother, iconic actor Nargis Dutt. “The whole film is between a father and son, I have a small role and I hope I do justice to that.”
The film — that will have actor Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay — also stars Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal in pivotal roles.
Shifting topic to fitness and how incorporating Yoga in one’s daily life contributes to overall wellness, the 46-year-old actor added: “It’s extremely important to give your 100 per cent, be it studies, work or any profession and to achieve that solidity, we need to do yoga.”