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Can three important things in life — close relationship (spouse, parent, child, and friend), career and health crumble at the same time? Yes, it happens and it has happened in the life of Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala.

“When things are going down and we don’t acknowledge it, we are in denial. In fearful and ignorant stage, we make wrong decisions based on fear and ego. That one mistake leads to another mistake,” Dil Se actor shares in an interview with The Himalayan Times. Explaining of her life changing one phase, she adds, “The whole thing was crumbling.”

She started the Bollywood journey in 1991 with Saudagar and she wants to work till she is in her 80s. Meanwhile, “I am in my late 40s. I will not be running around the trees in Bollywood songs which I did when I was in 20s. And obviously I will be doing the roles that suit my age.”

Health freak

She has realised that her heath is of utmost importance and she is working to be fit.

“I am a freak in terms of understanding how to make a good health,” she states, which is why she goes meeting different doctors and ayurvedic experts.

And how does she keep herself fit and healthy?

“I find half-an-hour or 45 minutes every day to exercise. As I get bored with one thing, I sometimes go gym, walk, cycle, or do yoga. It is a combination of whatever works,” she answers.

Alongside being physically active, she follows good balanced diet. And she also meditates to stay calm

and positive.

Future projects

Book, movies, direction — Koirala has got her hands full with different endeavours.

“I am trying to work on my book — probably about the life lessons I have learnt and my cancer journey. Hopefully, if time permits I will work on the first draft of my script (which is just a concept), I want to direct a film. I will also be acting in a new film that has been offered to me. I like that role, but I have not finalised it yet,” the actress says without giving away much details.

“I am doing multiple things,” she adds and she knows she has enough time to do so.