“We parents go through a lot of fear psychosis” – Emraan Hashmi opens up on son Ayaan’s battle with cancer

Actor Emraan Hashmi, who recently shot for a Karamveer Special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11, recalled the days when his son Ayaan was battling cancer. The actor was accompanied by Purnota Dutta Bahl, the CEO and Founder of Cuddles Foundation. Purnota works to assist the treatment of cancer-affected children.

"I have been following Purnota's work since many years because my son was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, and later my mother too became a victim of the disease. A family is emotionally devastated when somebody from that family is diagnosed with cancer," the actor added.

This year, in January, Ayaan was declared cancer-free. The battle began a few years back and the family immediately flew to Canada to begin with the due medical course. Afterward, Emraan also penned the entire journey in his book The Kiss Of Life. The book, apart from his own experience, also talked about the nutritional and lifestyle changes that we need to bring, in order to decrease the chance of cancer.

"My son Ayaan's remission phase – during which the cancer might make a comeback – was a tough phase for us as we parents go through a lot of fear psychosis. The whole process is psychologically disturbing. While researching about the disease, I got to know that nutrition plays an important role in the treatment as the body needs a strong immune system while going through the treatment. Even after the medical treatment, we have to focus on follow-up care, which involves proper nutrition and the well-being of a person, which has been the focal point of Cuddle foundation," the actor added.

On the work front, Emraan Hashmi will be next starring in The Body alongside Rishi Kapoor.

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