Posted by Fenil Seta
MUMBAI MIRROR (August 10, 2018)
Back in August, 2015, while speaking to Mirror, Manisha Koirala had revealed that cancer had changed her as a person and taught her to appreciate life and its miracles. She had gone on to add that she wanted to focus on yoga, Ayurveda and writing. “Not an autobiography, more like my observations of life. Two years later, we have learnt that the actress is collaborating on a book with another cancer survivor and was in talks with a multinational publishing house. “Having defeated the Big C, she wants to help others by sharing her journey and encouraging them to remain positive,” adds the source.
Manisha has now unveiled the cover of The Book of Untold Stories, saying “My first book. Hopefully, many would follow as I am loving the process,” she said. In this one, the actress who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, will reportedly be sharing the experience of surviving the illness.
In the recently released Sanjay Dutt biopic, dircted by Rajkumar Hirani, she played his actress-mother, Nargis, who succumbed to cancer.
Onscreen, Manisha motivates Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju with the song “Kar Har Maidan Fateh” during his rehab stint. In a recent interview to Mirror (July 23) she admitted that while battling the disease she had been desperately looking for a success story.
“I’m grateful to Lisa Ray who was doing well and opened up about her fight with the disease. Ditto Yuvraj (Singh). I was googling cancer, reading up on it, speaking to people but taking care to keep myself away from sad endings. It was during this time that I had realised the importance of sharing my story with others so it would offer hope to those who need it,” she said.