By Anindita Mukherjee Last Updated:
When you are unwell, it is your immediate surroundings which prove to be your true ‘get well soon’ system. The whole world went in for a frenzy when Sonali Bendre informed her followers about her high grade metastatic cancer. Some weeks later, the world was again shocked when heart-throb, Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap’s Instagram post told us about her breast cancer. (Do Read: Ayushmann Khurrana Believes His Wife Tahira Would Have Left Him If All His Films Had Been Successful)
Sharing fun pictures of herself from the hospital, Tahira’s positive Instagram message must have helped encouraging millions. While we will once again share her positive message with all of you, remember how the doting hubby, Ayushmann called her a ‘warrior princess’? Beneath the caption, a heartfelt comment melted many hearts. Here’s a screenshot of the same:
Ayushmann, who is on a professional high these days, with back to back releases coming up, spoke about dealing with his wife, Tahira’s illness. In an interview with Mid-Day, the Pani Da star stated, “She was diagnosed on my birthday [September 14]”. Post which, they decided to deal with the Big C in the most unique way. Ayushmann further stated, “We had to maintain a happy life state to deal with it. In fact, after we got to know about her condition, we went to see Manmarziyaan that evening. We told ourselves, ‘Okay, we’ve been diagnosed. We can’t go home and cry about it. It’s better to go for a film.’ So, we watched the film, came back and got the date for her operation.”
Did you know? The doting hubby had spent several sleepless nights when his wife was undergoing a treatment and operation at the hospital. Sharing a picture of his wifey, Ayushmann thanked everyone for the wishes. He wrote, “Thanks for your wishes & support. Last 7 days have been tough but we have decided to have a happy life state & fight this challenge. I’m proud of my warrior princess.” (Also Read: Ayushmann Khurrana And Tahira Kashyap's Love Story: Met At A Tution Centre To Family Playing Cupid)
Speaking about the positive message that Tahira had shared, informing her followers about her illness, it could be read as, “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)!
It could be further read as, “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 #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth.” (Checkout! Alia Bhatt Arrives To Pay Tribute To Ranbir Kapoor's Grandmom, Krishna Raj Kapoor At Their Residence)
Tahira, we are sure you will emerge stronger than before! Truckloads of strength and love to you!