Tahira Kashyap is one strong woman, who taught us that no matter what life throws at you, you gotta be strong and never give up on it. Tahira, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, revealed in an interview with a national daily that she was severely depressed at one point in her life.
Tahira said, “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.”
Tahira believes that cancer was the manifestation of the negativity that she has been harbouring and had she visited a doctor at that time, then she would have been declared clinically depressed. But she chose not to visit one. "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,” said Tahira.
Talking about the importance of mental health, she admitted that she was living a dual life back then. It was only after she realised that she had been ignoring her mental health, that things started to change. “I practised Buddhist chanting, and focused on my mental health that things changed. In a way, I'm glad that (I was diagnosed with cancer) at a time when I was strong enough to deal with it,” said the Toffee writer.
Husband Ayushmann Khurrana has been standing strong with Tahira ever since she began her treatment. The couple keeps posting adorable pictures on social media and has been giving us major relationship goals. For the uninitiated, Tahira underwent a double mastectomy last year but was later diagnosed with breast cancer.
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