Breast cancer is the most common condition in women worldwide. While many succumb to the fatal disease and eventually end up losing their lives after a long battle till the end, there are others who fight against all odds and do defeat it. Amongst those who do survive, most of them come out of it, happier and stronger. Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife and acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s sister Tahira Kashyap is proof of the latter. The writer, who recently joined the five-kilometre women's Pinkathon run – as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign – feels a family and husband’s support is extremely important for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap
Ayushmann has been very supportive in her journey. "You can't share that pain or struggle with anyone else but when you have the support of your parents, husband, children, immediate family members and friends, then the struggle doesn't feel like a struggle,” she said. Tahira added, I think the journey becomes easy, lovable and joyous. All of us thrive on love, so I really wish that each one of us is surrounded by a lot of love.”
She was interacting with the media at the promotional press conference of 8th edition of Bajaj Electricals Pinkathon Mumbai 2019, along with Milind Soman in Mumbai. Last year, Tahira wrote a powerful post about being diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer and revealed that she was undergoing a mastectomy. "I really wish every husband and every wife is there for each other through thick and thin. I was really surprised and shocked when Milind Soman said that a lot of women, when they have cancer, especially in a rural belt, are abandoned by the men of the house. Everyone goes through struggle in their life but if you have the support of your people, family members and loved ones, the journey becomes a bit easy and joyous. I really wish that all the men support their women as much as my husband did and that's how it should be,” she said.