“I’m enjoying life much more now than I did before my illness” – Manisha Koirala

Cancer survivor Manisha Koirala has proved the lines, “nothing stops you from living a happy life”.

The actress who has successfully fought the cancer battle, is now living a disciplined life and suggests people not to take theirs for granted. Looking at the positive side of the deadly disease, Manisha says, it has given her a new life and that the disease has opened her eyes to things that she previously took for granted.

Now, the actress is busy playing the role of a cancer crusader and is trying to help people fight a similar battle that she fought early this year.

The actress, who is now taking a long break from films says, twice a week, she goes to the Tata Memorial Hospital and spend time with doctors to see what she can do to help improve the health of people there.

Also, she is trying her best to encourage people to make lifestyle changes. Manisha also plans to start writing her book.

Talking about her new life, Manisha says, “I’m enjoying life much more now than I did before my illness cropped up. Just the other day, I stepped out with my girlfriends and we went to a nice place and danced. I do that whenever I can. But everything is different today… my lifestyle has changed. I’m home by 8pm and go to bed by 10pm. If I’m unable to fall asleep even after I tuck myself into bed, I browse the net or watch some television or read. But I have made it a point to discipline my lifestyle. I’m up at 5am every day. I say my prayers and also do my meditation and pranayama. Right now, I’m not doing too much physical exercise because I was down with jaundice recently. I’m slowly getting my physical form back. But life very much revolves around yoga, gym sessions and meditation. During the day, I paint. Twice a week, I go to the Tata Memorial Hospital and spend time with doctors to see what I can do to help improve the health of people there.”

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