Manisha Koirala undergoes successful surgery for cancer

The Bollywood actor had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after she fell unconscious in Mumbai last month

Actor Manisha Koirala who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, underwent a successful surgery in New York on Monday, December 10.

“Manisha underwent a surgery on Monday at around 9 a.m. I got a message from her family members and they said it was a successful surgery,” said Subroto Ghosh, Manisha’s manager. “Manisha’s mother, father and her brother are by her side. One of her close friends is also there with her,” he added.

The ‘close friend’ is reportedly Bollywood actor Deepti Naval. Salman Khan, Manisha’s co-star in a couple of films, has also expressed concern for the actor’s health.

Several speculations regarding her health were made following her hospitalisation in Mumbai. Manisha was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital on November 28 after she reportedly fell unconscious. However, the reason behind her illness was not made clear. Later it was reported that she is flying to the US for treatment of ovarian cancer.

The acor, who has worked in critically acclaimed films like Bombay, Dil Se and 1942: A Love Story, made her Bollywood debut with Saudagar in 1991. She recently made a comeback with Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot Returns.