Ayushmann Khurrana's wife diagnosed with cancer on his birthday: determined to be positive

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Actor Ayushmann Khurrana with wife Tahira Kashyap
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana with wife Tahira Kashyap

New Delhi : Actor Ayushmann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap has been diagnosed with cancer. Tahira was diagnosed with Stage 0 cancer and underwent a partial preventive mastectomy, just two weeks ago. The actor has decided to take it positively and has finally spoken about how his family dealt the hard time.

Talking to Mid Day, Ayushmann mentioned that after they found that they had been diagnosed with it, they decided to deal with it in a positive way. He further revealed that Tahira was diagnosed on his birthday.

“She was diagnosed on my birthday [September 14],” he said. They were faced with two options - if they should mourn about the crisis or look at it with positivity. “We had to maintain a happy life state to deal with it. In fact, after we got to know about her condition, we went to see Manmarziyaan that evening. We told ourselves, ‘Okay, we’ve been diagnosed. We can’t go home and cry about it. It’s better to go for a film.’ So, we watched the film, came back and got the date for her operation.”

He revealed how he stayed awake all seven days while in the hospital as Tahira was undergoing the operation. He added they were lucky that cancer has been detected in the early stage.

Meanwhile, Tahira wrote a long Instagram post about the issue, in which she detailed out her issue and spoke of the need to get oneself checked routinely. In fact, she joked about being ‘half Indian Angelina Jolie’. Angelina underwent a double mastectomy in 2015.

Advising women, Tahira had written: “I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined.”

Ayushmann, being positive is preparing for the release of two of his upcoming films —AndhaDhun, a crime thriller and Badhai Ho, a comedy.