I have had serious issues with breathing and breathlessness all throughout my growing up years. I vividly remember that one night when I had just started my career as an actor, how scared I got coz I couldn’t sleep because I couldn’t breathe. I actually sat up, full of anxiety, thinking ... 'if I can’t even breathe properly how I will sleep. If I don’t sleep, how will I dream and how will all my dreams come true.' I was restless and felt helpless that whole night.
But guess what, I did not let that experience or asthma ever hinder my journey or stop me in any way.
I went for all my dreams, I made myself physically fit, did physically intense shows like Khatron ke khiladi, savitri - where I was a warrior princess, fighting on horse tops and being on harness every day or Nach Baliye where the physical stress was high and I had to work in all kinds of conditions.
What helped was my inhaler which I took whenever I needed to and continue to see big dreams thanks to that help. And hence I would like to say this to all of you… Pls don’t ever let anything limit you and make you feel like you deserve less because of asthma.
So #OpenupToAsthma and use inhalers and be the creator of your life. The life that you wish for.
“My parents were doctors in the army, so we moved around a lot. One of the perks of having doctors as parents is that whenever you’re sick, they know what’s wrong, and more importantly, what needs to be done. I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 5. It wasn’t a very big deal for me, as my parents normalized it at home. They taught me to use an inhaler and I just thought of it as a regular part of my life. If only it was that simple. More than dealing with asthma itself in school, I had to overcome the lack of awareness about asthma.