Ayushmann Khurrana on his wife’s breast cancer: Tahira and I decided to fight the battle with positivity
Two weeks after wife Tahira Kashyap was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer, Ayushmann Khurrana sits before us, a picture of calm and restraint, as part of promotions for AndhaDhun. “She was diagnosed on my birthday [September 14],” he tells mid-day with a sheepish smile that marks the irony of the situation.
In being detected with the Big C, Tahira found herself part of the 2.4 per cent of the population that is diagnosed before age 35. They found themselves facing two options — believe they had been dealt a rough hand, or fight it with positivity
During the week that his wife was hospitalised for her mastectomy, Khurrana would wrap up his work early to be by her side at night.
Tahira had spoken about how changes in her breast size had initially raised alarm for the family.
Meanwhile, set to essay a blind pianist in AndhaDhun, Khurrana says he turns to his wife when he is unsure about a script.