Breast cancer – two words that send shivers down every woman’s spine. Mahima Chaudhary is the latest in the long list of our favorite celebrities who have battled cancer. You must be wondering what Anupam Kher has to do with it. Earlier today, Anupam Kher shared an emotional video of her, having successfully fought breast cancer and beating the odds.
Best known for her role in “Pardes” opposite Shah Rukh Khan, Mahima Chaudhary opened up about her battle with breast cancer, with a little help and encouragement from her friend and co-star, Anupam Kher. In the video, the actress broke down as she recalled opening up to Kher about her cancer diagnosis. Saying she “showed no symptoms,” she added that she found out about it while undergoing a yearly routine check-up.
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Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher shared the video and wrote, “Story of Mahima Chaudhry’s courage and cancer. 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. She wanted me to be part of her disclosing about it. She calls me an eternal optimist but dearest Mahima, you are my hero! Friends, send her your love, warmth, wishes, prayers and blessings. She is back on sets where she belongs. She is ready to fly. All those producers/directors out there! Here is your opportunity to tap on her brilliance! Jai ho to her.”
As per the World Health Organization, in 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685000 deaths globally. As of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer. There are more lost disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) by women to breast cancer globally than any other type of cancer. Breast cancer occurs in every country of the world in women at any age after puberty but with increasing rates in later life.
Mahima Chaudhary talking openly about it will definitely prompt more women to get themselves checked and catch the disease early on.
We wish her good health, success, and a long happy life ahead.
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.