MUMBAI: Bollywood Actress Manisha Koirala who was last seen in Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Bhoot Returns’ 2012, was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in December 2012.
On 2 January the actress shared that she is to now start her first rounds of chemotherapy for which she was extremely nervous. Manisha asked for prayers and wishes from her loved ones, to keep her upbeat to face the unknown challenge.
“Today is my first chemo… between being nervous of unknown and courage to face the challenge, I am in a state of prayer and in gratitude of the support I have received from mom, dad, Koi, (sister-in-law) Yulia… though she is far but her love and prayers do touch me,” the Nepali beauty posted on her Facebook page.
“Thank you for your love and prayers. Nothing else is more important than love and care. Thank you… until next time,” added Manisha.
At 42, Manisha Koirala has been a successful Bollywood actress, with no godfather in the industry, she gave us hits like ‘Saudagar’, ‘1942 A Love Story’, ‘Bombay’, ‘Dil Se’, ‘Lajja’, ‘Khamoshi’.
The brave actress had fainted last month and was admitted to Jaslok hospital, where she was diagnosed. Manisha then underwent a surgery in New York on December 10, 2012 which was miraculously successful.
When Manisha initially came to know about her condition, she had tweeted, “I have had a beautiful life so far and I know, whatever will happen will all be good. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers…I am writing this as a request – please no sadness, I have told my closest friends and family too. This is part of life”.
The actress also thanked Lisa Ray, who was suffering from cancer and overcame the illness, she said, “Got a chemo cut…thank you Lisa Ray for this term. In fact thank you or your blog, thank you for your honesty and boldness…god bless you..”
She quoted a few lines of Rabindranath Tagore’s poem, “Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. – Rabindranath Tagore”.