Just days after Hrithik Roshan revealed the shocking news about father, Rakesh Roshan's throat cancer, veteran actor Manisha Koirala opens up about her harrowing descend to cancer in 2012. At the launch of her cancer-journey, titled, Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life which was launched Tuesday, she spoke about how the stage was "painful" to revisit. The actor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 came out as a winner and since then has been a strong advocate for the deadly disease. Koirala wrote, "It was indeed very painful to revisit the phase for the book. To be able to remember everything in detail, revisit and stay with that, it was really painful. "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 told reporters. Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life was launched on Tuesday and is co-written by Neelam Kumar and published by Penguin Random House India.
Several of Manisha's friends from the industry turned up to support the actor, including Rekha, Anupam Kher, Jackie Shroff, Bhagyashree, Mahesh Bhatt, Imtiaz Ali and Dia Mirza. Manisha said what kept her going was the zeal to tell her story to the world so that it inspired 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. That whole thing kept me going."
On Tuesday when news broke that veteran actor-director Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with throat cancer and Manisha showed full support for the filmmaker wishing him a speedy recovery.
"I am 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 will come out as a winner and I pray to God for the same," she said.