Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap recently shared on Instagram that she has been detected with Stage 0 breast cancer. In her post she mentioned, “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.”
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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❤️ #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth
The two share an amazing chemistry and have been married for eight years now. The couple has two children including Virajveer and Varushk.
Commenting on his brave wife’s post, Ayushmann wrote, “My warrior princess.” Later in an interview with Indian Express, Ayushmann opened up about Tahira’s medical condition and said that he is happy today as she (Tahira) got discharged.
“I am relieved. It was unexpected, but she is fine now!” he added.
On the work front, the 34-year-old star will be next seen in ‘Andhadhun’, in which he will be seen as a blind pianist and ‘Badhaai Ho’, in which he will portray the role of a guy in his 20s, whose mother gets pregnant at an older age.
Meanwhile, Tahira, who recently directed a short feature film titled ‘Toffee’, has turned director for another film and will announce the title for the film soon.