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In each one of our lives, the day for which we wait for years to come is our wedding day. Going back in time when we were young and silly, mostly all of us had played wedding games with our little dolls; dressing them up as a bride and sometimes acting like one. Being a dulhan has been, is and will be special for every girl. (You May Also Like: Khushi Kapoor Looks Ethereal In A Peach Gown At Akash Ambani-Shloka Mehta's Pre-Wedding Celebrations)
While many of us get to live our dream at the right time, there are a few who are robbed of looking like the most beautiful bride on their big day. Well, we are talking about cancer survivors and the odds some might have faced in the long journey called life. Although we might say the world is changing, in reality, we still look-away seeing a cancer patient or we simply show them pity.
But we stumbled upon this woman’s Instagram that is going viral for all the right reason. A breast cancer survivor, Vashnavi Poovanedran, or Navi Indran Pillai as her Instagram handle reads, recently shattered all stereotypes and false notions with her bridal photoshoot named ‘Bold Indian Bride’. She gives out a strong message to all the women to feel beautiful irrespective of any hurdle.
Vashnavi created waves of a new change when she uploaded pictures from her bridal shoot, wherein she is embracing her transformation like a Goddess. The purpose of the shoot was to inspire all the cancer survivors who feel they cannot look beautiful on their big day. She had shared her story with a caption that could be read as, “Cancer treatments has given us alot of limitations, has robbed us from beauty and taken away our confidence. As a little girl, we have always dreamt of what our big day will be like and how we would look as a bride. But having cancer has stripped some of us from fulfilling these dreams. Alot of cancer survivors has postponed or even cancelled their big day.” (Also Read: Shivangi Joshi And Mohsin Khan In Their 'Shiv Parvati' Avatars Will Make You Say Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
She further stated her journey as, “For me, as a cancer survivor, I dreamt the day I marry the love of my life. Dreamt, what it is like to look like a bride, to feel like a bride. Having gone through cancer treatments (chemotherapy, etc.), losing my hair was by far the hardest thing I ever had to go through. I felt that I was not beautiful enough to be loved and was not beautiful enough to look or ever feel like a bride. Hair, it is our 'crowning glory' and having that taken away from you is devastating. But we choose to accept what we have, appreciate what we are and welcome what is coming. So here it is, *Bold Indian Bride*”. (Checkout: Disha Patani And Tiger Shroff Can't Stop Blushing Post Their Dinner Date, All Smiles For The Cameras)
Vashnavi is a fighter and has come out as a winner against cancer twice. Firstly, she came to know about breast cancer, which she thought had been cured after the treatment. But five years later she found that it had spread to her liver and backbone. After a series of chemotherapy sessions, she conquered her battle. (Also Read: Ranveer Singh Reveals If He Will Be Insecure If Deepika Padukone Works With Her Ex Ranbir Kapoor)
Well, Vashnavi's strong message will empower millions of women! Let us know your thoughts!