Actor Manisha Koirala who was recently seen in the biopic of actor Sanjay Dutt Sanju, playing the role of Sanjay’s mother Nargis Dutt has penned her first book titled The Book of Untold Stories.
Earlier today, the actor took to her Instagram to share the first look of her book and captioned it, “Thank you Penguin India, Gurveen Chadha for encouraging me to tell stories. ‘…Untold Stories’. My first book. Hopefully, many would follow as I am loving the process”.
Manisha, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, will reportedly be authoring the book about the experience of surviving the illness. The actor has opened up on her illness earlier during an interview with Bollywood Life, where she talked about her speculations on playing the role of Nargis since Nargis too was a victim of cancer and Manisha was afraid if she could be in that frame of mind again. “I was a little apprehensive because of the health factor. The health history of Nargis Dutt ji and mine. I wasn’t sure if I could be in that frame of mind, or in that space, to do justice. So I was a bit apprehensive initially. I came here to meet Raj sir (Rajkumar Hirani). When he narrated me the entire thing showed me the rushes… that’s when I agreed to do it,” said Manisha.