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Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife and writer Tahira Kashyap was diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer last year. It was a difficult time for the couple as it was the same year when Ayushmann was at the peak of his career and had to manage his professional and personal life with the utmost care. However, the actor’s wife states that her husband was her source of support during the tough battle against the disease.
Tahira recently joined the five-kilometer women's marathon Pinkathon run, where she interacted with the media at the promotional press conference of the 8th edition of Bajaj Electricals Pinkathon Mumbai 2019, along with Milind Soman in Mumbai.
Talking about her journey against breast cancer, she stated, "You can't share that pain or struggle with anyone else but when you have the support of your parents, husband, children, immediate family members, and friends, then the struggle doesn't feel like a struggle. I think the journey becomes easy, lovable and joyous. All of us thrive on love, so I really wish that each one of us is surrounded by a lot of love.”
Despite his busy schedule and list of films lined up around him, Ayushmann never failed to be there for his darling wife. He also kept the karva chauth fast on behalf of Tahira two years in a row because she was on medication.
Stating that Ayushmann was supportive in her breast cancer battle, Tahira wishes that all men support their women in such cases. "I really wish every husband and every wife is there for each other through thick and thin. I was really surprised and shocked when Milind (Soman) said that a lot of women, when they have cancer, especially in a rural belt, are abandoned by the men of the house. Everyone goes through struggle in their life but if you have the support of your people, family members and loved ones, the journey becomes a bit easy and joyous. I really wish that all the men support their women as much as my husband did and that's how it should be,” says Tahira.
Tahira underwent a mastectomy and continues to share inspirational posts on his social media, spreading awareness about breast cancer.