“Be Your Own Hero”

Author-director Tahira Kashyap believes that by getting regular medical care and maintaining an optimistic approach towards life, you can overcome any illness 

By: Bhavya Gaind

Hailing her roots from the City Beautiful, Tahira Kashyap is seen to be an epitome of positivity and zeal. An active writer and Professor, Tahira is the author of ‘Cracking the Code: My Journey in Bollywood’ a book that she wrote with her husband, Ayushmann Khurrana. Tahira believes in exploring the different facets of the media industry and keeping in view the same, she recently ventured into the field of direction with her debut short film, ‘Toffee’ which provides an insider’s view into a real-life incident of Tahira’s childhood.

Things were going really smooth, but as life would have it, Tahira got detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in her right breast with high-grade malignant cells. Simply put, this is stage 0 cancer/pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. But this didn’t stop her from shining as she always does. She decided to accept it as a part of life’s journey and emerge out of this challenge to be as stronger as ever!

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