TV star Chhavi Mittal in her latest Instagram post called out a troll who claimed the actress’s recent post about cancer was a way to “gain sympathy.” The Instagram user’s comment on Chhavi’s post reflects everything that is wrong with the internet. On Tuesday, Chhavi Mittal posted a screenshot of the troll, whose commentary read, “Oh, you’re back here to get some sympathy and PR (sic).” In response to the unsavory and highly insensitive comment, Chhavi Mittal wrote, “I didn’t choose cancer, it chose me, didn’t choose cancer, it chose me.” The 41-year-old actress revealed earlier this year that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Chhavi Mittal posted a screenshot of the troll’s comment, writing: “This comment was on my post yesterday, where I shared how I braced myself for the cancer news…among many other lovely comments.”
Here’s what Chhavi Mittal wrote in her post: “I didn’t choose cancer, I chose me. The emotional trauma a cancer survivor goes through cannot be expressed in words or gestures. Even those closest to them, can’t fathom it. And you can’t even imagine how much courage it takes me to speak about it in a public forum. Although the courage you showed in trolling a cancer fighter is also quite commendable. And just as you I can’t imagine my thoughts behind this… even I can’t imagine how much trauma you must have gone through in your life to feel feelings of this level of negativity.” She signed the message with the following words: “Just like I share everything else on social media, I will also share my prayer for you here. May you find inner peace.” The Ek Chutki Aasma actress added the hashtag #Peace to her post.
Read Chhavi Mittal’s message here.
On Monday, the actress shared a post on Instagram, where she shared how she was coping with the situation after the doctor told Chhavi about her cancer diagnosis. She captioned the post, “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Breast cancer taught me that only you can win your battle. Stay strong! Stay motivated.”
Chhavi Mittal is best known for her roles in shows such as Tumhari Disha and Ek Chutki Aasma† She was also seen in shows like Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann and Teen Bahuraniyaan† She also starred along with Isha Koppikar and Sonu Sood in the movie Ek Vivaa…†
Chhavi Mittal is married to writer Mohit Hussein, with whom she co-owns a digital content platform. The actress is the mother of two children – a son named Arham and daughter Areeza.