Tahira Kashyap has been battling cancer for five months now. Last year in September, Tahira shared on social media that she was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in her right breast with high-grade malignant cells. She returned to work after mastectomy in November.
Recently, she went bald and shared her look on social media. She took the decision since her hair extensions got too irritating for her to manage, amid her cancer treatment.
She took to her Instagram handle and shared a picture of herself in a blue T-shirt and support glasses.
Tahira wrote, “Hello world! That’s a new me with the old self! Was getting tired of the extensions, so this is how it is and it’s so liberating in every sense of the word, so much so that I don’t have to duck the shower while bathing or while picking up the soap! I never thought I would go bald, was stretching my time with the good old’ cap for too long. But this feels so good #breastcancerawareness #baldisbeautiful #selflovenomatterwhat.”
In an earlier post, Tahira shared about using hair extensions after thinning of hair, due to the side effects of her cancer treatment.
Tahira said, “Wearing hair extensions kinda day! Little vanity doesn’t hurt. If at all it’s helping me kick the body aches! Some might judge or ask how but that’s how I function at times,”
Ever since Tahira got diagnosed with cancer, she has been taking it in her stride and sharing motivational posts to inspire and give strength to others suffering from cancer.
In an interview to IANS, Ayushmaan too talked about his wife’s battle with cancer.
Ayushmaan said, “I am glad I have a partner like Tahira who is very brave, strong, who is an inspiration. I have started seeing life through a different prism. I was giving her my time, of course. In the morning I was promoting my films, in the nights I was with her in the hospital… It is not easy.”