Sikandar Kher on mother Kirron Kher’s battle against cancer: ‘It was tough but she has always been a fighter’

Sikandar candidly speaks about his mother’s health, her battle with the disease and his upcoming projects.


NEW-DELHI: Sikandar Kher has won hearts with his performance as Daulat in Aarya series, and will now be seen in Dev Patel’s directorial debut The Monkey Man. As his career was on a smooth arc, this was also the time that his mother, actor-politician Kirron Kher, was diagnosed with cancer.

In this interview, Sikandar candidly speaks about his mother’s health, her battle with the disease and his upcoming projects.

Talking about Kirron’s diagnosis, he said, “She got diagnosed when I was away. I was in Indonesia for The Monkey Man when we got to know about cancer. It was tough for all of us at home. It is something that is not very happy, but she has always been a fighter, and she is a strong woman. She has single handedly brought up this giant animal, me. She has managed this till now, her cancer is a small thing that she’ll take care of in no time. A lot of people sent her love, and that gave us hope and positivity. When I was at home, and her treatment was on, I saw her fight. She responded well and is doing well, that’s all we know. We never know what happens tomorrow, so it is best to go with the flow. The plan is to keep it simple and as normal as possible.”

He adds, “It was particularly difficult during the lockdown due to Covid-19. I wasn’t going close to her. She would be on a different floor and I would be on a different floor. When I would return home after completing my schedule, I would quarantine myself and then meet her after days, when I wanted to see her every day. But that is behind us and mom is doing well.”

On the work front, Sikandar Kher received appreciation for his the 2020 show Aarya and its second season that released recently. He was also seen in Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi.

Sikandar has wrapped up Dev Patel’s directorial debut, The Monkey Man. This film, Sikander’s first international project, is an upcoming American action thriller film written by Paul Angunawela, John Collee and Dev Patel, who is also the director of the film.


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