Tahira Kashyap shares post-surgery photo on World Cancer Day: 'I truly embrace my scars'
Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap has shared a new pic which shows the scar from her mastectomy.
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana's wife and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap took to social media to share a powerful message regarding her battle with breast cancer on World Cancer Day. In 2018, Tahira was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer.
In the post, Tahira shows her bare back, bald head, and a scar from her mastectomy, performed last year. Sharing a long post, she wrote, "I truly embrace all my scars as they are my badges of honour. There is nothing known as perfect. Happiness lies in truly accepting yourself. This was a tough one for me. But this picture was my decision as I want to celebrate not the disease but the spirit with which I endured."
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Today is my day! Wish you all a happy #worldcancerday and hope each one of us celebrates this day in an embracing way. That we remove any stigma or taboo associated with it. That we spread awareness about it and that we have self love no matter what. I truly embrace all my scars as they are my badges of honour. There is nothing known as perfect. Happiness lies in truly accepting yourself. This was a tough one for me. But this picture was my decision as I want to celebrate not the disease but the spirit with which I endured. To quote my mentor, Diasaku Ikeda, “Leading an undefeated life is eternal victory. Not being defeated, never giving up, is actually a greater victory than winning, not being defeated means having the courage to rise to the challenge. However many times we’re knocked down, the important thing is we keep getting up and taking one step-even a half step- forward” #worldcancerday #breastcancerawareness #breastcancerwarrior #turningkarmaintomission #boddhisatva Thanks @atulkasbekar for this one❤️
Khurrana shared the post and extended his support with a short Hindi poem:
Paa le tu aisi Fateh. Samandar teri pyaas se darey. ——————————————— These lines are for you @tahira_k. Your scars are beautiful. You are a trailblazer. Keep inspiring the millions to fight their personal battles. Be the lifer you are! #WorldCancerDay Lensed by @atulkasbekar pic.twitter.com/pPlWA6me2z — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) February 4, 2019
Kashyap also made her ramp walk debut at the Lakme Fashion Week. Sporting a bald look and dressed in all white, she walked the ramp with confidence.
Our friend and Ellipsis' braveheart director @tahira_k walked the ramp at @LakmeFashionWk yesterday.
Her spirit and strength have enabled her to fiercely combat the big C.
Hugely proud of her! @EllipsisEntt pic.twitter.com/o1OwvmccT9
— TANUJ GARG (@tanuj_garg) February 3, 2019
Kashyap has authored a book and is all set to make her debut as a director soon. The yet-to-be-titled film will be produced by T Series' Bhushan Kumar and Ellipsis Entertainment's Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar. She has also previously helmed a short film Toffee, produced by Khurrana and casting director Mukesh Chhabra. Ayushmann and Tahira have been married for over 10 years now, and have two kids together.
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