Man­isha is sure that Rakesh Roshan will win against can­cer

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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 own her 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.

PHOTO: DABOO RATNANI

Film­maker Rakesh Roshan has been di­ag­nosed with squa­mous cell car­ci­noma

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Man­isha Koirala, a can­cer sur­vivor her­self, says that the dis­ease is preva­lent, so early check-ups are a must

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