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Conflicting reports emerge on Manisha Koirala's health

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Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala speaks during the art exhibition inauguration programme of Sujan Chitrakar at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal on Friday, December 17, 2010.

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KATHMANDU: While the website of The Times of India has reported that Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala has been diagnosed with cancer, Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu has rebutted the report as' false'.

“Manisha was admitted to Norvic on Tuesday for a normal health check-up as she was suffering from food poisoning” said personal assistant to Dr. Bharat Rawat, senior consultation cardiologist and executive director of the Norvic hospital, to THT scribe over phone on Thursday late afternoon.

“She left for Mumbai today,” said Rawat’s assistant seeking anonymity

"Manisha was suffering from food poisoning when she was in Kathmandu. But she has returned to her home in Mumbai today,” said Baishali, who is Koirala’s domestic help, to our New-Delhi based correspondent Rupesh Acharya.

Earlier, Manisha herself had mentioned on a social networking site that she was feeling bad with a ‘bout of food poisoning’.

The Times of India has however claimed that the actress is currently admitted to Jaslok hospital, Mumbai, where she was brought three days ago.

The Times of India also says, Manisha's mother Sushma Koirala is by her bedside.

Her father Prakash Koirala and brother Siddharth were expected to arrive in Mumbai late last night.

Meanwhile, quoting Jaslok Hospital spokesperson Krishnakant Dasyam, Outlook India has said that Koirala was admitted to Jaslok Hospital yesterday.

"She is undergoing some medical tests and will be in the hospital for some time," Dasyam, who is also Head Marketing at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, said to PTI today.

The 42-year-old actress, who hails from a prominent political family in Nepal has worked in several Nepali, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam movies.

She had debuted with Subhash Ghai's movie Saudagar in 1991 and recently made a comeback with Ram Gopal Varma's Bhoot Returns.

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