Manisha Koirala returned to Mumbai, India on Wednesday after finishing up her cancer treatment in New York. The Nepali-Indian actress spent six months in the states to fight off ovarian cancer, but she’s now cancer-free after being diagnosed in November of 2012.
She regularly updated her supporters through her Facebook and always kept a positive outlook on her disease. She described her struggles to fans which most have taken in as a learning experience.
Here’s one of her posts in which she explains her gratitude for all the support.
For 6 months me n my family lived in agony..days were longer..I remember moment by moment I reminded my self this too shall pass..now taking in deep breath of life..slowly it is sinking in,that for “now”all is behind.. I m enjoying,relaxing loving my days in NYC ..you all my friends who read my posts have been with me through it all..you all have shared with me my sorrows n pain..it’s time now to let that be of past…with gratitude
Manisha Koirala is extremely popular in Hindi cinema, which she has been working in since 1989. The 42-year-old has won the Filmfare Critics’ Award three times in her career while starring in multiple films, hosting television shows, and she has also been very involved in social work.
She began serving as a Goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund in 1999 and has also put a lot of focus on prevention of violence against women.
Her last appearance in film came in 2012 when she starred in Bhoot Returns, a Bollywood Horror 3D film that is the sequel to the original Bhoot in 2003. Her latest flick didn’t do too well at the box office, but she’s also starring in the 2013 film Edavapathi: No Man’s Land.
The popular actress was originally admitted to Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital on November 28, 2012 but she moved to New York soon after to begin further treatment. Manisha Koirala went on to call her successful battle with cancer her own “rebirth.”
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