Actor Manisha Koirala, who is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer in New York, feels that her close friends have turned their back on her during this ordeal. The 42-year-old actor wrote on Facebook, “How slowly, shadows of my past friendships are becoming distant dream... did I have bunch of friends with whom there were promises of a lifetime? Disappointed, yes I’m...but then life fills you with new hope, new friends...hoping this time round it would be rooted in deep values rather then just crazy, fun times! (sic)”
According to reports, actor Deepti Naval is the only one from the industry who has been by Manisha’s side. Manisha, who has been in the industry for more than 20 years, has sparked off a debate about whether Bollywood stands by fraternity members in the hour of need. “It is the truth of life and we have to take it with a pinch of salt that success attracts people and people have second thoughts about befriending a person who is going through a bad phase. I was lucky that a few friends who stood by me in my bad times,” says filmmaker Boney Kapoor, who was once on the verge of bankruptcy. “We need to change our perspective, as earlier the film industry may have worked on bondings, but now the business has evolved so much that the whole thing revolves around money,” says actor Rahul Roy.