Writer Tahira Kashyap, wife of actor Ayushmann Khurrana, has been an inspiration to many by the way she battled cancer bravely. Lauding his wife’s courage, the Dream Girl 2 actor penned a heartfelt post hailing her spirit on World Cancer Day.
On February 4, marked as World Cancer Day, Ayushmann took to Instagram to share a photo of Tahira and commended her for her bravery in beating cancer. Sharing a photo of her back from after her surgery and an old photo of the both of them, Ayushmann wrote, “The girl I pulled by having samosa and chai at hut number 14 in Panjab University. In love with your heart and spirit @tahirakashyap #WorldCancerDay”
The writer-filmmaker was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. She defeated the deadly illness with proper medications, and sessions.
Opening up about her cancer journey, Tahira once said, “I never treated my body, mind and soul as one entity. I always thought physical health was important, and mental toh kuch hota hi nahin hai. So, I exercised a lot. But I think [the cancer] was a manifestation of the negativity that I had been harbouring. Had I gone to a doctor, I would have been declared clinically depressed. But I chose to cry every night instead of visiting one. I was living a dual life. My husband was shooting; I would spend hours at night crying, and put up the front of a happy person in the morning so that I didn’t look like a loser before my children, who were aged two and four then.”