Writer, director, radio programmer and actor Tahira Kashyap was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and since then, she and hubby Ayushmann Khurrana have been putting their strongest foot forward to fight the battle. Tahira has inspired many by staying positive in the most trying of times.
Recently, after her final session of chemotherapy, she shared a series of pictures of her and Ayushmann, celebrating her journey and thanking everyone who prayed for her good health and wellness.
She wrote, "Can't keep calm!!! Last and final chemo! F**k yesss!! It’s been some journey. The learning has been immense, some of which, I know, I will realise with time. Thank you to each one who has been praying for me! Lots of love and prayers from my end to each one of you! My heart is bouncing with joy and gratitude🙏 #newyearhereicome #2019❤️#breastcancerwarrior."
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A few days ago, Tahira celebrated her son Virajveer Khurrana's birthday by posting a beautiful picture on Instagram. She captioned it, "Whenever I look at you that’s what I feel except on a few days when I feel like picking up my chappal like a typical Punjabi mother! But most days it’s gratitude!"
It was even more inspiring to see Tahira join Ayushmann Khurrana for the DeepVeer reception. It was a pleasant surprise since everyone was expecting that she'll give it a miss amidst her battle against pre-invasive breast cancer.
In an earlier post after her sixth session of chemotherapy, Tahira posed wearing a tangerine coloured t-shirt which had "F*#K CANCER!" written on it with a caption that screamed, let nothing take your strong spirit down.
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That’s what you do when cancer shows up. You show it the way out! It is a tough phase to be in, but then I would have never known my own strength, which is inherent in each one of us, and which we come to know off when tested. Like I said before, let’s choose to be the heroes of our own drama of life. I strongly believe if an obstacle comes in your life it is for you to deal with it, overcome it, beat the shit out of it and become a better version of yourself, which could be a bit worn out but would be experienced, a bit tattered but more wise, a bit left out but more to bring forth, a bit handicapped but better equipped! So now the upgraded version of myself is dealing with cancer stage 1 a, which is still a result of early detection. I’ll be going through 12 sessions of chemotherapy. 6 down, and another 6 left. Hence the cap look nowadays😁 This post is dedicated to my journey where half the battle is won and the other half I want to fight with each of you who is enduring it. Be resilient, be strong, we shall overcome and how! Also I have immense gratitude for people around me who have taken it in the right spirit and didn’t give up on me. Personally I owe it to my best friend @komal20to77 husband @ayushmannk parents @kashyap6480 @yajankashyap . This bit is taken for granted but when professionally you are supported and still look dependable your resilience to fight becomes stronger. For this I owe it to @atulkasbekar @tanuj.garg @findingshanti @shrutiv11 who too were shocked when they heard the news but didn’t give up and still lay bet on this bruised but not broken horse. Gratitude 🙏 #earlydetection #breastcancerawareness #fuckcancer #spreadingawareness #selflovenomatterwhat #bruisedbutnotbroken #bodhisattva #sokavictor #spreadlove #compassion
More power to you, Tahira!
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