Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khuranna has done a traditional Hindu fast for his wife Tahira Kashyap, who has pre-invasive breast cancer. During the Hindu festival of karva chauth, women traditionally fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.
Khuranna on Saturday took to social media to share a picture of his palm on which the letter “t” [for Tahira] was written in Hindi with mehndi.
He captioned it: “She can’t fast this time but I will. For her good health and long life. Karva chauth”.
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) October 27, 2018
On September 22, Kashyap revealed that she was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in her right breast with high grade malignant cells..
“Simply put stage 0 cancer/pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area,” she said.
In a recent interview, Tahira also shared how her husband was her rock through the entire ordeal.
“I could see it was emotionally taxing for him. We’re not only each other’s life partners, we are soulmates. Physical pain is emotionally shared. However, he displayed enormous strength. Ayushmann maintained his calm while juggling challenges in his professional and personal life. All with that wonderful smile. Only a real-life hero can do that,” she said.
The couple tied the knot in 2011 and have a son and daughter together.
On the acting front, Khuranna is currently riding high on the successes of his two latest releases AndhaDhun and Badhaai Ho with the latter being his most successful film.