In heartbreaking news, actor Mahima Chaudhry has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Recently, actor Anupam Kher shared a video of Mahima Chaudhry and wrote, “Story of Mahima Chaudhry’s courage and cancer.”
In his Instagram post, Kher added, “I called Mahima Chaudhry a month back from the US to play a very important role in my 525th film The Signature. Our conversation turned to her discovering that she has breast cancer. What followed is in this candid conversation between us. Her attitude will give hope to so many women all over the world.”
He further added: “She wanted me to be part of her disclosing about it. She calls me an eternal optimist but dearest Mahima”
Talking about her diagnosis, Mahima said,“I did not have any symptoms, it was just an annual check-up. I was getting my regular tests done, and the person who was doing the tests said I should go and get this checked. They said you have to get chemotherapy, and I started crying. And my sister was like ‘it’s treatable.’”
Mahima further added, “Surprisingly, ever since I lost my hair, I have been getting a lot of calls for shows, web series. And I was like, ‘Oh my god, why now? I don’t even have hair’ So I didn’t tell them. And I told you because I couldn’t lie to you. I don’t know, I just get so emotional.”
Mahima also revealed that she would spend a lot of time crying after she learned of her diagnosis, till she met a young boy, “I am feeling so good. I was all the time weeping and crying, until I met this little boy who gave me strength, who said, ‘Arey aapki dawai bas itni hai? Meri to itni saari hai (You only have this much medicine, I have so many of them).” She also mentioned that she is fine and in on her path to full recovery.
Many netizens came forward to celebrate her courage to fight cancer. While some called her HERO, some wished her to get well soon! At IFORHER, we also wish Mahima a speedy recovery and hope her story will give courage to many others to battle cancer.