'Cancer survivor' Chhavi Mittal flaunts her scars in latest pictures, says 'they remind me of the fight I fought and the victory I achieved'
Chhavi Mittal is documenting her battle with breast cancer on social media as an effort to motivate others. After undergoing a cancer-removal surgery, she started her 20 rounds of radiotherapy last month. Now, the actress shared some new pictures on Instagram in which she can be seen flaunting her scars.
Dressed in yellow, Chhavi looked stunning. Sharing the pictures, she wrote, "Scars. You can see the ones on the body.. but you’ll never see the ones etched on the bearer’s soul. Yesterday when I found the courage to flaunt this scar… there were some who flinched at the sight of it. I say, if the mere sight of it makes you flinch, imagine what I felt when it was given to me! But in my opinion, a man is not a complete man if he has the nerve to look down and admire a woman’s assets but is not brave enough to appreciate the effort she went through to save those assets. Some have also asked me if I’ll remove these scars with a laser or some such and I say never! They remind me of the fight I fought and the victory I achieved. Why would I ever want to hide these battle scars! That would be tampering with evidence! Proud to be a #cancersurvivor."
Chhavi shared the news of her breast cancer diagnosis on April 16. She wrote, "Dear breasts, This is an appreciation post for you. The first time I noticed your magic was when you gave me immense pleasure.. but your importance peaked when you fed both my babies. Today it’s my turn to stand by you when one of you fights cancer. Its not the best thing to happen, but it doesn’t have to bog my spirits down. It’s not going to be easy, but it doesn’t have to be tough. I might not look the same again, but it doesn’t have to make me feel different. A big cheer for all breast cancer survivors.. you have no idea how much inspiration I draw from you today. And also, for those of you who already know, thank you for being so supportive. Every call you make, every msg you send, every visit you pay me.. is appreciated no end and that’s all that makes a difference."
Chhavi, who is known for shows like Tumhari Disha, Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann, Bandini and Ek Chutki Aasman, married Mohit Hussein with whom she co-founded Shitty Ideas Trending, a digital production company. She has a daughter named Areeza and a son named Arham.