Actress Manisha Koirala says that it is alright to be a bit selfish and look after oneself. She took to her Instagram account on Saturday to write, "I have redefined the term ‘selfish'. Looking after oneself is important and this includes both the physical and emotional aspects.
"It is okay to be sad. We are multidimensional beings. The emotional aspect matters a great deal to me. It pulls me down and manifests itself in my body. So, I now emphasise that it is perfectly fine to prioritise yourself."
On the work front, she has previously left audiences stunned with her performances in movies such as Saudagar, Khamoshi: The Musical, Mann, Dil Se.., and 1942: A Love Story. In recent times Manisha has been praised for her performance in Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju -- in which she has played the iconic late actress Nargis Dutt -- and Netflix's anthology Lust Stories. Koirala is also in the process of penning a book about her experience with cancer, of which she was diagnosed back in 2012. Manisha said that she "faces each day with her trademark wide smile, despite having ridden the roller coaster that being diagnosed with ovarian cancer brought in its wake".
"Seen earlier this year in 'Sanju' and 'Lust Stories', Manisha Koirala has come to terms with the changes that have occurred in her mind, body, lifestyle and social circle," she added.