Was painful to revisit cancer phase for my book: Manisha
Manisha Koirala has said it was "painful" to revisit her cancer phase while writing her book Healed, which chronicles her battle against the disease. The actor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 which she successfully overcame. She has been cancer free since 2013. "To be able to remember everything in detail, revisit and stay with that, it was really painful," she said.
Thought wouldn't be able to complete the book, said Koirala
"I had shut the book several times as I thought I wouldn't be able to finish writing it. I often thought that it was a bad idea, that I shouldn't attempt writing," Manisha said. "Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life" was launched yesterday.
Industry friends including Imtiaz Ali, Dia Mirza attended book launch
Several of Manisha's friends from the industry turned up at the launch to support the actor, including Rekha, Anupam Kher, Jackie Shroff, Bhagyashree, Mahesh Bhatt, Imtiaz Ali, and Dia Mirza. The book, co-written by Neelam Kumar, is published by Penguin Random House India. Manisha said what kept her going while writing the book was the zeal to tell her story to the world.
He'll emerge a winner, Koirala prays for Rakesh Roshan's health
Koirala said she thought her book will inspire people who have been diagnosed with cancer. "I guess I just wanted to tell the story and I wanted to encourage myself as well as other cancer patients who have been diagnosed," she said. Yesterday, news broke that veteran actor-director Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with throat cancer and Manisha hopes he will emerge a winner.
'Though it is scary, it can be dealt with'
"I'm sure there is a way out. Don't lose hope. All of this can be treated today, though it's scary, but it can be dealt with. I am sure he'll come out as a winner and I pray to God for the same," she said.