Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife and writer, Tahira Kashyap was recently diagnosed with Cancer. She has been a sight of inspiration for many out there and has been a voice for the struggles of battling cancer. During an interview with Pinkvilla, Tahira talked about what her son said the first time he saw her bald.
During the interaction, she said, “On an emotional note, you never know how you are going to react until the situation comes. So, when I started going for my chemo, I knew I will lose my hair and I had kept one wig ready, lots of scarves ready, of different colors. I had kept everything ready because I wasn’t ready to go bald.”
She also revealed the reaction her son had to her going bald, she added, “I had never imagined my bald, not even short hair. I came from the school of thought where beauty meant long hair but that was previous me. But there was one day when the extensions couldn’t hold on to the humble strands of hair I had on my head. So one day I had to decide to shave it off. When my son saw, he was like, ‘I have seen men go bald, why did it have to happen to my mother? He told me not to meet his friends but I did exactly that, I met them and after spending 15-20 minutes, they knew all is normal. That day I redefined beauty for them.”
Ayushmaan has been by Tahira’s side all through the struggle and hopes to come out victorious together.