Speaking to Mirror earlier this year (January 28) Manisha had spoken about her plans to write a book. “I want to teach people how to live a holistic life. I’m obsessed with being healthy, constantly reading, researching and sharing my knowledge with others. My book will not be an autobiography but my reflections on life and films. When I was unwell I made lots of notes,” she had revealed.

Now, Mirror has learnt that the actress is collaborating on a book with another cancer survivor. According to a source, she’s been in talks with a multinational publishing house since last year and the book is expected to be ready by the year end. “Having defeated the Big C, she wants to help others by sharing her journey and encouraging them to remain positive,” adds the source.

Interestingly, her upcoming film, ‘Dear Maya’, is about finding hope. “After listening to the script, she sent me a message saying that she loved it and wanted to be a part of the film. I needed someone who can portray the different shades of life -happy and dark and everything in between. Manisha is a brilliant actress and she’s been our support system all through,” the film’s debutante director, Sunaina Bhatnagar, had said.

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