Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife and creator Tahira Kashyap opened up about her battle against breast cancer on Shah Rukh Khan’s show TED Talks India Nayi Soch. She spoke about how her son Virajveer was not comfortable about how she looked. He did not wanted her to come out with him but she did it anyway. “Please mummy, don’t come in the play area. But me being me, I flaunted my bald self. However, everything was normal in 30 minutes. But that day I changed the definition of beauty for my son,” Tahira recalled.
The writer received standing ovation for her courage. In fact, Shah Rukh was equally impressed by Tahira. Praising Tahira, SRK recalled that he also lost his parents to cancer but till now he did not speak about it.
“I lost both my parents to cancer. I do not like to show off my problems but Tahira made me realise that it is okay to share. I feel it is necessary to remove the taboo that we need to hide our problems. Instead, come together with your family and figure out a solution,” the actor said.
Tahira said being on the platform like TED Talks India Nayi Soch was her way to give the message that early breast cancer detection should be on top of everyone’s minds. Nobody should ignore the symptoms.
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Tahira also shared a photo featuring her father with Shah Rukh Khan. She captioned the photo as, “How much happiness you bring to people’s lives sir! @iamsrk My father is beaming like Santa!I don’t know if that happiness comes from being there & see his daughter talk on #tedtalksindianayisoch or is it by shaking your hand and being next to you. Why do I feel it’s the latter🤔”
TED Talks India Nayi Soch airs on Star Plus.