A Bad Phase Must Not Be Considered as an Unsuccessful Period: Manisha Koirala

Manisha said there will be more books that she will write

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Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala. Flickr

A bad phase is not an unsuccessful period but it can teach you new lessons, actress Manisha Koirala said here on Sunday.

On the sidelines of the Jaipur Literature Festival, she said: “Life is not a bed of roses. There will be highs and lows in everybody’s life. However, one should know that this is a difficult time and tomorrow shall be good phase.”

According to Manisha Koirala, cancer has changed her as a person and she has become kinder, more gentle and has started enjoying every perspective of nature.

She said a tie-up between pharmaceutical companies and the government can provide cheap medical treatment for patients in India.

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The actress was earlier diagnosed with Cancer. Pixabay

“I absolutely agree that cancer treatment is expensive in India, but this working can help ease the burden of patients,” she added.

However, she also emphasised that people must have a healthy lifestyle so that they may not need to go to the doctor.

Manisha Koirala said: “We need awareness on cancer in our part of the world, that is developing countries, as the developed countries are quite aware on the same. They visit doctors on time and hence, cancer is caught at the initial stage and they get cured on time. My body was giving me signs and symptoms, but I was unaware of the cause. Had I been aware of it, I would have gone earlier and got cured earlier.”

She also urged women to come forward for the cause of women empowerment by not playing the victim card, but by becoming winners and peaceful warriors.

Manisha also spoke about her book “Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life”.

Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala. Flickr

She said: “When I was sick, I was searching for positive stories. I could not get many stories, except the success story of Lisa Ray and Yuvraj Singh, who came out fighting successfully with cancer.

“So I decided that when I get okay, I will share my stories with people. I also believe that sharing helps lower the burden from your head and heart. Hence, I wrote the book and I am here at JLF 2019 as I had decided to be here once I become an author.

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Manisha Koirala said there will be more books that she will write.

“I shall continue acting as I am in love with films and acting,” added the actress, who was seen in “Lust Stories” and “Sanju”. (IANS)

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Actress Manisha Koirala Wishes to Explore More As an Author

"I am kicked about the changing roles and times in cinema. I will take on something challenging and new," she said

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Manisha Koirala. Flickr

After writing about her battle against cancer in “Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life”, actress Manisha Koirala says she wants to write more books and has a “couple of ideas” in her mind.

“I do have a couple of stories in my head. But when I get down doing it then only I will be able to share it,” Manisha told IANS.

Manisha was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. She gave words to her journey of coming out as a survivor with “Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life”.

Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala. Flickr

After fighting cancer, she is now working on diverse projects, writing about her battle against cancer and inspiring people with her motivational talks. The actress’ next film is “Prasthanam”, in which she will playing Sanjay Dutt’s on-screen wife.

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“I am kicked about the changing roles and times in cinema. I will take on something challenging and new,” she said. (IANS)

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I Don’t Believe in Labels: Sonam Kapoor

Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by debutant Shelly Chopra Dhar, 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' is slated to release on February 1, 2019

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Sonam Kapoor (Wikimedia Commons)

National award winning actress Sonam Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga’, has said she doesn’t believe in labels, which are associated with the actors in the film industry.

Sonam Kapoor was interacting with the media at the promotional press conference of ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga’ along with his co-actors Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Juhi Chawla, director Shelly Chopra Dhar and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra in Mumbai on Monday.

Sonam Kapoor is essaying an LGBTQ character in the forthcoming movie.

Same-sex relationships continue to be a taboo in India, despite the Supreme Court scrapping Section 377 that criminalised “unnatural intercourse”. And when it comes to lesbians, there is a further lack of acknowledgement or understanding.

However, ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga’ seems to be talking on a pertinent issue – marriages of middle class, queer and Indian women. The trailer of the film has received a positive response from the audience.

When asked whether she had second thoughts while playing a bold character in the film or not, Sonam said, “I don’t know about bold character but there is one thing that I don’t believe in and that’s ‘labels’. When I decide to do a film or a character, I get encouraged by the fact that nobody else would say yes to it except for me.”

Sharing a moment from their wedding day, Sonam, who now goes by 'SonamKAhuja' on Instagram, wrote: "Our family is our strength."
Sonam Kapoor. IANS

When asked Sonam Kapoor whether she thinks that she is pushing the envelope for Indian actresses by playing these kind of characters, she said, “I don’t think I am immodest enough to say something like that. I am humble enough to understand that I am certain kind of person and actor. I can’t do what other people do so, I can only do what I can do. I don’t think I am talented enough to do what other people do, So, I am very happy in my space. I am just trying my very best to do what I can do.”

Anil Kapoor is collaborating with his actress daughter Sonam Kapoor in ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga’ for the first time.

When asked about his first reaction when he heard script of the film, which revolved around a bold subject, Kapoor said, “When I hear a script, I don’t go into the knowledge of everything. If I love the story and the character and if I am in that character then, the rest follows.”

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“I am not a political person. I am very liberal person. I believe in aLive and Let Live’ policy and that’s my way of thinking and that’s the way I am. I believe in a democratic society otherwise, when I listen to a story that time, I am an actor. If I love the story and I love my role then, I just do it. After that, whatever happens, it’s entirely up to the audience,” he added.

Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by debutant Shelly Chopra Dhar, ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ is slated to release on February 1, 2019. (IANS)

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Actress Manisha Koirala Hopes to Write More Books in Future

Talking about youngsters of the country, Manisha said: "I think the kind of 'urja' (energy) youngsters have, it's a blessing. So, they should use it in right direction and in right manner to lead very successful career and life."

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Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala. Flickr

Actress Manisha Koirala, who has authored the book “Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life”, hopes to pen more books in future.

“I am very excited and happy that my book ‘Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life’ has been appreciated by the audience. I am thankful for the readers for the love that I have received from them.

“This was my first experience of writing a book. The kind of response I have received for my first book, I hope that I will write more books in future,” Manisha Koirala told reporters at the Urja Awards 2019 here on Sunday on the readers’ response to her maiden book.

Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala. Flickr

On the career front, Manisha was last year seen in films like “Lust Stories” and “Sanju”.

“By the grace of God, you will see me in more movies for sure,” she said.

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Talking about youngsters of the country, Manisha Koirala said: “I think the kind of ‘urja’ (energy) youngsters have, it’s a blessing. So, they should use it in right direction and in right manner to lead very successful career and life.” (IANS)