Manisha Koirala undergoes successful cancer surgery
By Sajad - 13 Dec 2012, 2:19 pm
Koirala was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital on November 28 after she reportedly fell unconscious. However, the reason behind her illness was not made clear. Later it was reported that she was flying to the US for treatment for cancer.
The actress, who has worked in critically acclaimed films such as ‘Dil Se’ and ‘1942: A Love Story’, made her debut with ‘Saudagar’ in 1991. She recently made a comeback with Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Bhoot Returns’.
The actress’s manager Subroto Ghosh told IANS: “Manisha underwent a surgery on Monday at around 9am. I got a message from her family members and they said it was a successful surgery.
“Manisha’s mother, father and her brother are by her side. One of her close friends is also there with her,” he added.
The Akele Hum Akele Tum star wrote on Twitter asking fans not to be sad for her in her present condition but to “celebrate life in all its forms”.
Manisha was born in the Nepali Koirala family on August 16, 1970. Her dad, B.P. Koirala, was Nepal’s Prime Minister before her birth, while two of her paternal grandfather’s brothers, Girja Prasad Koirala, and M.P. Koirala were also Nepali Prime Ministers during the 1990s.
She has obtained a Diploma in Film Making from New York, U.S.A., and is a member of the Independent Film-Makers Society. She is also the goodwill ambassador on U.N.F.P.A.. She is actively involved in bettering the status of women, women’s rights, prevention of violence against women, as well as in the active prevention human trafficking, especially Nepali women, who are abducted and sold as prostitutes. She is well versed in the Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dance forms.