MANISHA IS SURE THAT RAKESH ROSHAN WILL WIN AGAINST CANCER
Actor Manisha Koirala says she is sure that filmmaker-actor Rakesh Roshan, who is diagnosed with early stage cancer, will come out as a winner. On Tuesday, actor Hrithik Roshan shared on his social media accounts about his father having been diagnosed with early stage of squamous cell carcinoma, a type of cancer.
A cancer survivor herself, Manisha, reacting to the news, said, “I can say only one thing, [which is] that there is a way out. One should not give up, because there is treatment available for this disease. I am sure he will come out of it as a winner, and I will pray to god that he does.”
Talking about her own journey of overcoming it, the Sanju (2018) actor shares, “It was a kind of a gift for me from life. Whenever we face any difficulties, we get upset but I feel difficulties in our life teach us things that we didn’t know about ourselves. They give something good in return.”
Manisha added, “When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was traumatised but when I look back, I feel it has given me a new perspective to see life in a different light and lot of hope about many things. It also made me realise how important my life and health are to me.”
A string of Bollywood celebrities have been diagnosed with cancer of late, including actors Sonali Bendre, Irrfan, Nafisa
Ali and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap.
Asked what she thinks is the reason so many people from film industry are getting diagnosed with cancer, she said, “People know these things about Bollywood celebrities because they are public figures, but this disease prevalent [even otherwise]. I read that in developing countries between every one in three people is diagnosed with cancer. That is the reason why, we should go for early check-ups because if you can detect it in the early stages, you can treat it really well.
It was a kind of a gift for me from life. Whenever we face any difficulties, we get upset but I feel difficulties in our life teach us things that we didn’t know about ourselves. They give something good in return
Manisha Koirala, a cancer survivor herself, says that the disease is prevalent, so early check-ups are a must
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma