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Ayushmann Khurrana says they got to know of wife Tahira Kashyap’s cancer on his birthday

In a recent interview, Ayushmann Khurrana revealed how they got to know of wife Tahira Kashyap’s cancer on his birthday.

bollywood Updated: May 02, 2019 17:27 IST
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Hindustan Times
Ayushmann Khurrana,Andhadhun,Badhaai Ho
Ayushmann Khurrana is currently working on two films, Article 15 and Dream Girl. (IANS)

For actor Ayushmann Khurrana, 2018 will always be special. Two of his films, Andhadhun and later Badhaai Ho, worked wonders at the box office. It was also the time when his personal life was in turmoil. Ayushmann’s wife Tahira Kashyap was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an interview with Rajeev Masand, Ayushmann mentioned the news of her cancer came on his birthday.

He said: “It was difficult. Thanks to her, that she was brave enough to take it positively. I was in the middle of promoting these two films last year, Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho. And we got to know of it on my birthday. And we saw a film that day, Manmarziyaan — on September 14 and we got to know about this disease and she was like I want to just celebrate my life, take it head-on and we are together in this — both fighting the disease and my promoting the films. So it was a collective effort. I am glad she has overcome and as we speak, she’s is delivering a lecture on cancer, how to fight, how to combat it. She’s a leader now with cancer patients. She’s an inspiration.”

Ayushmann Khurrana and his wife Tahira Kashyap in Mumbai in April 19, 2019. ( IANS )

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Ayushmaan has two interesting films in his kitty — Mulk director Anubhav Sinha’s investigative drama Article 15 and Raaj Shaandilyaa’s Dream Girl. Speaking about Dream Girl, Raaj told PTI: “I can’t reveal much about the film but the title fairly reveals the story. What I can tell you is that Ayushmann becomes Sita from Ramayana, Draupadi from Mahabharata and Radha from Krishna Leela. Now why he becomes them and how, that’s what the story is about.” The film is set in Mathura and Ayushmann will be heard speaking Haryanvi and Hindi languages in the local accent.

Ayushmann, who recently wrapped up shooting for Article 15, had previously penned a heartfelt note on his Instagram account, calling the movie “the most relevant and important film of Indian cinema”. “Wrapped up a film which will become the most relevant and important film of Indian cinema. Thank you @anubhavsinhaa sir for giving me this gem and also writing the most realistic cop role ever. Thanks to the entire cast and crew, esp @ronjinichakraborty and @ashishsverma for this wonderful 3D mini model of mine. Love. It’s a wrap! # Article15,” He also posted a picture featuring the 3D mini model of him.

(With ANI inputs)

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First Published: May 02, 2019 17:27 IST