“IT IS NOT TRUE TO SAY THAT THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS INTOLERANT. THERE ARE CERTAIN SECTIONS IN THE SOCIETY MAY BE. I BELIEVE IN OUR CULTURE AND TRADITIONS. WE SHOULD DO THE RIGHT THINGS. THERE IS A BEAUTY IN IT. I ALSO BELIEVE IN THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION,” SAID MANISHA.
Actress Manisha Koirala said that it isn’t true to say that the entire country is ‘intolerant.’
“It is not true to say that the entire country is intolerant. There are certain sections in the society may be. I believe in our culture and traditions. We should do the right things. There is a beauty in it. I also believe in the freedom of expression,” said Manisha, who is filming the Malayalam movie Idavappathi in Thiruvananthapuram.
“Every soul has the freedom to live their life. I cannot force you to live according to my views. I believe in a certain liberal world,” added Manisha.
Nevertheless, Manisha refused to answer questions regarding the filmmakers who have returned their National Awards.
The 45-year-old actress, who successfully battled cancer, said that movies are creating a wrong impression about the disease.
“Cancer is not a death sentence. There is life after that. But movies are creating a wrong impression about it. We can actually give correct medical information about the disease through movies,” said Manisha.
She also said that she was inspired by cricketer Yuvraj Singh and actress Lisa Ray, who have also battled cancer.
“We have to conduct campaigns against smoking. I was living unconsciously till my disease was diagnosed. It was a wake-up call for me. Life is a gift and we should honour that,” she added.
The Khamoshi actress also said that women have to struggle to maintain a respectable position in the society.
“I believe in equality. I think education and spirituality is the only answer for their (women) problems,” said Manisha.