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Tahira Kashyap poses topless as she flaunts her scars as badges of honour on World Cancer Day

Photo shared by Tahira Kashyap. Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Feb 04, 2019, 05.16 PM (IST)

Tahira Kashyap, Indian filmmaker and wife of popular actor Ayushmann Khurrana posed topless as she posted an inspiring photo on World Cancer Day. 

As people take to their social media to write about cancer or having lost someone near, Tahira showed a brave face or rather her back in the latest post. In the picture shared, there is a visible a gash (below the right shoulder on her upper back) as she sports a pair of sunglasses and shows off her bald head. 

She wrote: “Today is my day! Wish you all a happy #worldcancerday and hope each one of us celebrates this day in an embracing way. That we remove any stigma or taboo associated with it. That we spread awareness about it and that we have self love no matter what. I truly embrace all my scars as they are my badges of honour. There is nothing known as perfect. Happiness lies in truly accepting yourself.”

“This was a tough one for me. But this picture was my decision as I want to celebrate not the disease but the spirit with which I endured,” she added. Tahira went on to quote her mentor Diasaku Ikeda and wrote, “Leading an undefeated life is eternal victory. Not being defeated, never giving up, is actually a greater victory than winning, not being defeated means having the courage to rise to the challenge. However many times we’re knocked down, the important thing is we keep getting up and taking one step-even a half step- forward.”

 

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She wrote: “Today is my day! Wish you all a happy #worldcancerday and hope each one of us celebrates this day in an embracing way."