Just when fans of Manisha Koirala were waiting for her to return to the big screen, there’s shocking news that Manisha Koirala has been diagnosed with cancer. With the media shy actress out of the lime light for the most part, the Nepali beauty has been in the news more for her off screen liaisons than her on screen work.
With a crumbling marriage and an alleged drinking problem, Manisha Koirala’s cancer diagnosis is continuing the trend of negative news about the talented actress. Manisha’s most recent role was in Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot Returns which is in fact her first commercial film in a long while. She has earlier done Deepti Naval’s Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish but the films are yet to be released.
For me though, Manisha’s most memorable role will be that crystal clear beauty she played in 1942: A Love Story. The image of her splashing water on her face and the innocence she symbolized is the Manisha Koirala I’m sure that is best imprinted in public perception. Bollywood should really harness the potential of these gorgeous talented actresses and not chase half starved bimbos who try to pass of as real actors.