Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana's wife filmmaker Tahira Kashyap who is currently battling cancer has been an inspiration for many. Her courage and positive approach to deal with the deadly disease has been praised by thousands of people including several celebrities on social media.
Recently, in a recent social media post, Tahira opened up about the things she learned battling cancer. Sharing pictures of her transformation over different stages of the treatment, the filmmaker penned a long note voicing her insecurities and said that she learned that self-love is the true beauty. Tahira who lost hair while undergoing chemotherapy said that with hair she lost my insecurity, stupid notion of beauty and complexes.
Comparing her transformation with the metamorphosis of a butterfly, she wrote, "WARNING!! Before you swipe left, some pictures might not go down too well with your palette. But I am hoping there is a change in the perception of that one perfect flavour that we have always had. The last couple of months have been an extreme case of metamorphosis for me. And I am not categorizing it whether it was from a caterpillar to a butterfly phase or vice versa. I could be the larva or the pupa or any other intermediate stage as each phase is unique and special. But there is a deep sense of acceptance when it comes to the life cycle of this creature. Taking a ‘leaf’ from this caterpillars life, I feel I have undergone a tremendous change mentally and physically too."
"From my obsession with long hair, associating beauty with Rapunzel tresses, and hiding most of the time behind my hair (as I felt secure, lest my crooked nose, or freckles or pimples or simply not so chiselled face isn’t exposed) to losing my hair, wearing extensions and a cap, going bald to now a short crop. I am enjoying every phase because somehow with hair I lost my insecurity, my stupid notion of beauty and my complexes. I don’t know whether I’ll keep long hair or not, in either case, I am not going to hide my face. I don’t claim to have refined beauty, but I have changed my own mindset and my biggest victory is changing the mindset and perception of my 7 year-old-son, the next generation." she added.
"From running to get a cap and placing it on my head when I was losing my hair and had a bald patch to proudly introducing me to his friends when I was bald or now with short hair, I feel I am a part of a change. This post is dedicated to women of all shapes and sizes and to all those posts I get when they fret losing their hair during or after chemotherapy. You are beautiful now and always #acceptance #selflove#longhair #baldhead #shorthair#kifarakpaindahai#breastcancerawarenss#changingkarmaintomission" she stated further.
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Tahira Kashyap has taken the initiative to fight Cancer and raise awareness about the same. Her positive manner of narrating her diagnosis and treatment has been serving as a huge inspiration to the patients' battling the disease. She got rid of her extensions and she shaved off her head weeks back. Following the same, she had posted pictures of her 'new' self and penned a note saying 'it's liberating in every sense of the word'.
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