Shah Rukh Khan is one of Bollywood’s most loved actors and the superstar is currently hosting TED Talks India Nayi Baat. The actor recently had Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap on the show and Shah Rukh Khan is quite inspired by her talks. Tahira Kashyap who battled breast cancer recently revealed how she struggled and how the topic continues to be a taboo in India. Shah Rukh Khan revealed how Tahira has inspired him by her words.
Tahira Kashyap had opened up about her breast cancer last year on social media. She had revealed she was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in her right breast with a high-grade malignant cells. Tahira said it was the hardest phase of her life but it was really important to spread awareness about the ailment so that no one else will have to struggle like this. Hearing this King Khan was all praises for her and said, “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.” Tahira was also thankful that she got an opportunity to share her problems on the show. She said, “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 instil 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.”