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Bollywood actress and cancer survivor Manisha Koirala stands up to cancer
On Women’s Day, we salute strong women like Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who has battled cancer and is now doing everything she can so that others can stand up to it.
She wrote the book Healed, which deals with Koirala’s journey through cancer, the intricacies of the disease and the treatment involved, so that people “can learn from the mistakes I made and prioritise one’s health by eating well, doing exercise, being active and above all by being a happy person”, she said in an interview to The Week. Through her journey, she unravels cancer for us and inspires us to not buckle under its fear, but emerge alive, kicking and victorious.
Last month, Koirala led the Deepsikha Foundation’s Vijay — Walk Against Tobacco and Cancer from Judges Field to Cotton University in Guwahati, Assam. Besides the award-winning actress, nearly 50 people, including Deepsikha’s goodwill ambassador and Assamese actress Zerifa Wahid, producer Sahnab Alam, the organisation’s founder chairman Devasish Sarma and its patrons Ashok Sarawgi and Mumbai-based Kailash Gidwania took part in the 1 km walk.