We got to know of it on my birthday, Ayushmann on wife Tahira’s cancer


Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap bravely defeated breast cancer and now she is doing much better. The actor, whose bag is full with power-packed projects, opens up on wife’s cancer battle.

In an interview with Rajeev Masand, Ayushmann mentioned the news of her cancer came on his birthday.

He said: “It was difficult. Thanks to her, that she was brave enough to take it positively. I was in the middle of promoting these two films last year, Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho. And we got to know of it on my birthday. And we saw a film that day, Manmarziyaan — on September 14 and we got to know about this disease and she was like I want to just celebrate my life, take it head-on and we are together in this — both fighting the disease and my promoting the films. So it was a collective effort. I am glad she has overcome and as we speak, she’s is delivering a lecture on cancer, how to fight, how to combat it. She’s a leader now with cancer patients. She’s an inspiration.”

In November last year, revealed in an emotional post that she has been diagnosed with stage one breast cancer.

In an inspirational post along with a photograph that has her wearing an orange t-shirt with ‘f*#k cancer’ written on it, she wrote, “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 wiser, 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????,” she added.

In September, Tahira revealed about the early signs of breast cancer and the diagnosis process. 

“I started feeling heavy in my right breast and silly enough, I was happy about it. I didn’t know what I had done right that the Gods became generous and my one breast decided to grow at the age of 35. But the same wasn’t happening to my left. I waited patiently for a couple of days, waiting for lightning to strike and the miracle to happen for the left one too. No such luck!” she wrote.

“I had once heard that if you talk to your plants, they grow. Breasts are no different. They grow, become ripe and full and then droop. So, I had long monologue sessions in the bathroom, waiting patiently for my left breast to grow too, leaving me pretty disappointed. Before I could search the internet about how to grow the size of only one breast, I started getting a secretion. That did it! Sir Google could wait, she added.