Shah Rukh Khan Says Tahira Kashyap Made Him Realize That ‘It’s Okay To Share’ Problems


Shah Rukh Khan invited Tahira Kashyap to TED Talks India Nayi Baat. (Image courtesy: tahirakashyap )

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Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently hosting the second season of TED Talks India Nayi Baat, said that author-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap, his guest on the show, made him realise that “it’s okay to share” problems, reported news agency IANS. The actor and Tahira Kashyap (wife of actor Ayushmann Khurrana) were talking about battling cancer and how it continues to be a taboo in India. Tahira was detected with pre-invasive breast cancer last year but she triumphed over the disease. Shah Rukh Khan, on the other hand, lost both of his parents to cancer when he was young. On the show, Tahira shared her experience of battling cancer and stated that it’s important to share pain as it “encourages people to be mindful,” reported IANS.

After listening to Tahira Kashyap, Shah Rukh was all praise for her. He was quoted as saying by IANS: “I lost both my parents to cancer. I do not like to show off my problems but Tahira made me realise that it is okay to share. I feel it is necessary to remove the taboo that we need to hide our problems. Instead, come together with your family and figure out a solution.”

On September 22 last year, Tahira shared the news online that she was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in her right breast with high grade malignant cells. “I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area,” read an excerpt from her post.

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An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)! I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth

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Speaking about cancer on Ted Talks, Tahira said that “no one should ignore the symptoms.” She started by saying: “The only reason of coming out is to give the message that early breast cancer detection should be on top of everyone’s minds. Nobody should ignore the symptoms. The idea is not to instill fear but to encourage people to be mindful. This alone can change the mortality rate in India and the world. I am grateful to Ted Talks for giving me this opportunity,” IANS quoted her as saying.

Tahira Kashyap raised the excitement bar among her fans by sharing a glimpse from the talk show. She posted a picture of Shah Rukh Khan with her father Yajan Kashyap and wrote: “How much happiness you bring to people’s lives Shah Rukh Khan sir! My father is beaming like Santa! I don’t know if that happiness comes from being there and see his daughter talk on #tedtalksindianayisoch or is it by shaking your hand and being next to you. Why do I feel it’s the latter?”

The TED Talks India Nayi Baat episode featuring Tahira Kashyap will air on Sunday on 9:30 pm on Star Plus, Star World and Nat Geo.

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