THERE WAS NO ONE WHEN I WAS DESPERATELY IN NEED OF FRIENDS, THEN MY FAMILY CAME FORWARD TO HELP AND SUPPORT ME.”-SAID MANISHA KOIRALA..

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RUBY ZAIDI

The gorgeous Manisha Koirala, who is currently being praised and lauded for her incredible performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi on Netflix has opened up about her experience shooting the show after recovering from cancer. Manisha said, “Doubts plagued me when I was about to start shooting because of the hectic schedules. I remember being soaked in muddy water, I didn’t have up for 12 hours, shooting schedules were hectic and dialogues were in Urdu, I knew Hindustani, but Urdu wasn’t my cup of tea, I had no time to learn Urdu, it’s diction, accent and pronunciation.”

Manisha Koirala says, “Heeramandi has been a significant milestone for me. I am overjoyed because I am not stuck to playing insignificant roles.”

 

Manisha Koirala shared with Ruby Zaidi , “My battle with cancer brought about profound realizations regarding relationships, during my illness, the friends I once counted on abandoned me, leaving only my immediate family to support me throughout the challenging times.”

 

Manisha Koirala revealed that “Despite being financially well-off, my extended family and friends did not visit me during my struggle with cancer. This experience led me to pursue therapy, which proved to be significantly beneficial.”

 

During conversation with media, Manisha reflected on how the ordeal has transformed her relationships with friends and family.

She expressed, “It’s been a journey. It has also been a learning experience. I really believed that I had multiple friends. I thought partying together, travelling together, having fun together, people will sit with me in my pain. That was not so. People are not capable of sitting with anybody’s pain, let alone their own pain. We always try to find excuses to not feel pain. We want to escape pain. That’s human nature. I found myself very lonely, and I realised that only my immediate family members were around me. I have learnt that you shouldn’t sing your sorrows in front of people otherwise you’ll be left alone.”

 

Manisha Koirala further said, “It is the immediate family, Parents, siblings who support each other and live in harmony. Love, respect for each other and mutual concern are some of the important characteristics of family members.

 

My family is like the soul of my life, without which, I can’t survive for a while in this challenging and ever changing world, My family stood beside me when there was no one to help me.”


 

 

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