Cancer-free Manisha Koirala to adopt a baby girl

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala who has successfully won over the dreaded disease cancer will adopt a baby in the near future. Manisha said that when she will overcome the fear of recurrence of the disease, she might adopt a girl child.

Manisha Koirala who acted in blockbusters like, ‘Bombay’, 1942 Love Story, ‘Dil Se’ has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.

“May be someday I will be free of fear of relapse and adopt a baby girl… till then having a family of my own is a distant dream!! Hope and more,” Manisha Koirala posted on Twitter.

Debuted in Bollywood with 1991 film ‘Saudagar’, she went on to work with directors like Mani Ratnam, Ram Gopal Varma, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Raj Kumar Santoshi.

Manisha is cancer-free, yet she fears that the disease might catch her again but she believes in being positive in life.

"I did not take care of my health earlier. I was not looking after myself. It (cancer) made me realise health is important, eating right is important, exercise is required. There is a fear that it (cancer) can come back anytime. But one must be positive," Manisha told reporters here today at the launch of Prevention magazine, on whose cover page she features.

"Cancer is a huge challenge, a huge test some of us survive and some don't due to various reasons. There is lot of stigma attached to it (cancer), you lose all hope, your family is also living in a negative environment, you feel there is a dead end. But I was fortunate to have people around me who helped me and were there for me emotionally," Manisha said.

Manisha Koirala is keen to be back on-screen but she is waiting for a meaty role.

“I want to see myself on screen… I want to be back. I do get offers. I get roles like important one’s in the film but I am there for two scenes or so…I don’t want that. I am waiting for a good director and a good role,” Manisha told reporters.