Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and will undergo surgery in New York Thursday, her manager said.
"Manisha will undergo a surgery today (Thursday) in New York for ovarian cancer," Subroto Ghosh, Manisha's manager, told IANS.
Speculation swirled about the health last week after she was hospitalised in Mumbai Nov 28. The rumours about her cancer are now confirmed.
In a post on her Facebook page Thursday, Manisha, 42, admits she was shocked to know about her illness, but she is confident all will be well soon.
"Dear friends, thank you for all your wishes. I am in good place and in good hands. With all your love and prayers I am sure I'll recover. It was shocking to know, but then life is full of surprises," Manisha wrote.
"One must deal with it and move on with faith and dignity. Whatever is the outcome, it is for best. I know that. So people, don't worry! I have had a beautiful life so far and I know, whatever will happen will all be good. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers... love, M Koirala," she added.
Manisha Koirala poses as she attends the opening ceremony for the 14th Mumbai Film Festival in Mumbai (AFP PHOTO)
Manisha (right) was recently caught in a light mood as she attended The Life of Pi premiere with Tabu
The actress, who belongs to an influential family in Nepal, has taken the news gracefully and says it is a part and parcel of life. She only wants her family, friends and fans to be happy.
"I am writing this as a request - please no sadness, I have told my closest friends and family too. This is part of life," she said.
"I am fine and will be fine no matter the outcome. I am in gratitude with all the gifts I have received from this life - like your love and prayers. Let us celebrate life in all forms. Thank you again for your prayers," she added.
Manisha was admitted to Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital Nov 28 after she reportedly fell unconscious. However, the reason behind her illness was not made clear. Later it was reported that she is flying to the US for treatment.
The actress, who has worked in critically acclaimed films like 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.
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Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala, who was admitted to Jaslok hospital in Mumbai last week amid rumours of cancer, was spotted at the Mumbai airport on December 2.
It is being speculated that she is heading to the United States of America for further investigation and treatment.
Manisha has been unavailable for comment.
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Manisha Koirala's close friends are in a state of shock, too numbed by her sudden illness, to let the gravity of her situation sink in.
While family members preferred to stay off-record with the understandable plea of requiring privacy at a time like this, a very close friend of the actress revealed how the death of her mentor and dear friend cinematographer Ashok Mehta had left Manisha shaken and unsure of her own health and the future. APPREHENSIVE MANISHA
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Actor Manisha Koirala, who was admitted to Jaslok Hospital on Wednesday night, was discharged from the hospital on Friday morning. Koirala is planning to pursue her treatment abroad, family sources said.
"We are planning to go to the United States. We haven't decided on the hospital yet. The family is still trying to figure things out," said Mandira Koirala, the actor's sister-in-law. FULL STORY
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Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala has reportedly been diagnosed with cancer. The actor is currently admitted at Jaslok hospital in Mumbai. WATCH VIDEO
(With additional inputs)