Manisha Koirala

When Manisha Koirala lip-locked with Anil Kapoor in ‘1942 A Love Story’, Bollywood cinemagoers took a deep sigh. The innocent charm written large on this Nepali girl born in a prominent political family, who made it big in Bollywood, was well captured by the multi-colored filters of Bollywood camera. In Mani Ratnam’s top grosser ‘Bombay’, Koirala’s vulnerable facial expressions lit a thousand hearts. But her phenomenal rise was abruptly halted with the diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2012. And that cast a pall of gloom on the shining star.