It may seem like the celebrities we watch on the big screen live a charmed life. They are only seen driving the most expensive cars, wear designer clothing, and invariably look on top of their game while facing the cameras. But the fact remains that they aren't immune to the downward spiral. They all have had to battle their share of problems.
And Manisha Koirala, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2012 and underwent an intensive treatment that lasted for six month, stands as an apt example.
She not only survived the painful chemotherapy sessions that she attended at New York's Sloan Kettering Hospital, but also proved that with mental strength and will power one can put up a good fight against the disease.
Manisha, who has put failed marriage behind her, may have made several public appearances in the recent past. But her first appearance as a judge of a popular beauty contest, which was aired on the small screen last night brought to the viewers a different Manisha.
The actress, who has several dignified films to her credit to prove her acting credibility, looked cheerful as she showed off her short hairdo. The Babita Malkani creation she decided to wear might not have been the perfect fashion choice, but the perfect positive attitude with which she carried herself, made all the impact.
While many (who watched the show) were busy lauding Manisha as she flashed smiles to the contestants, Twitter exploded with the users sharing their reaction. Twitter user Jenny was quite elated to see icoinic actress on the small screen.
So glad to see #ManishaKoirala after a long time.Pretty,rejuvenated & fresh #FeminaMissIndia2015 @mkoirala- Jenny ❤️ Pree (@richmichjen) April 5, 2015
O my Goodness #ManishaKoirala on #MissIndia show :P- SwAsti NepAl✌(#KKR) (@hastalavista008) April 5, 2015
Takes me back... can't believe you reminded me of it...#ThandiHawa #EkLadki #AnilKapoor #ManishaKoirala https://t.co/4DuoyqtpqK- Raimu (@Raimu_Itfum) April 5, 2015
Best known for her roles in acclaimed films like 'Saudagar'; 'Bombay', 'Dil Se', Manisha also shared the stage with '1942 - A Love Story' co-star Anil Kapoor. Even though the beauty contest saw several memorable performances by stars Shahid Kaoor, Kareena Kapoor, Jaqueline Fernandes, what really stood out was the chemistry which Anil and Manisha shared as they put up their impromptu jig.
The dance, quite evident from the way they performed, was obviously not choreographed. But the onscreen pair that sizzled the moviegoers with their unbelievable onscreen bonding in '1942- A Love Story', reminded them the epic romance through their latest performance.
Remember, Vidhu Vinod Chopra's '1942- A Love Story', set against the backdrop of the 1942 Quit India Movement, helped the actress come back to the limelight with a vengeance.
With a much-elated Manisha Koirala stepping into the same role, giggling and looking like the same coy girl she played in the film, her recent performance might also do wonders for her career.