Ayushmann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap revealed on Instagram that she is suffering from stage 0 breast cancer. In a heart-breaking post, Tahira wrote, "The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high-grade malignant cells. Simply put, stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area."
This is what she wrote:
“An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)!”
“I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses.”
Ayushmann took to Instagram to repost Tahira's photo and thanked everyone for their wishes and support. The Badhaai Ho star was all praises for his courageous wife. Ayushmann wrote, "Thanks for your wishes & support. Last seven days have been tough but we have decided to have a happy life state & fight this challenge. I'm proud of my warrior princess.” "We look forward to kick some ass with my upcoming releases in Oct & her debut film as a director in Feb," the actor added.
Tahira, who recently helmed a short film titled Toffee was all set to turn a director for a feature film and she was all set to announce the title of her film as well. "The last week has been very difficult because I got to know about it (Tahira's illness) on my birthday. I've been spending time in the hospital with her. Thankfully, today she got discharged and that is why she posted about it on Instagram. So, it was kind of a relief for us, and her surgery was successful,” Ayushmann Khurrana told Mid-Day.
We wish Tahira a speedy recovery!