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Tahira Kashyap shares emotional post about her cancer journey, from ‘Rapunzel tresses’ to going bald. See pics

In the long and emotional note, Tahira Kashyap says her biggest victory was that she managed to change the “mindset and perception” the next generation. Read her complete post.

bollywood Updated: Apr 28, 2019 17:03 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Tahira Kashyap opens up on her journey from long hair to going bald.

Ayushmann Khuranna’s wife and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy, has shared pictures that chronicle her journey with the illness, along with an emotional note on how she came to terms with the changes. She was diagnosed in 2018.

In the post, Tahira wrote that her biggest victory during the entire process was that she managed to change the “mindset and perception” of her seven-year-old-son, regarding the illness. Tahira shared pictures from when she started losing her hair, one in which she is completely bald and one in which her hair was intact. She also shared a recent picture, in which she has a short crop.

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“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 categorising 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,” she wrote.

She further wrote about the mental and physical journey that she has undergone. She continued, “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 chiseled 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.”

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“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,” she signed off.

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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 categorising 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 chiseled 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. 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

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On September 22 last year, Tahira revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She returned to work after undergoing a mastectomy in November. In an earlier interview with IANS, Ayushmann 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.”

Tahira,who has directed a short film - Toffee - is working on a new movie about five women of different ages. The project is bankrolled by T-Series.

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First Published: Apr 28, 2019 17:02 IST