Kirron Kher Talks About Sitting Out From Lok Sabha 2024 Elections, Opens Up On Her Cancer Diagnosis

Veteran actress and parliamentarian, Kirron Kher opens up about not contesting in the Lok Sabha 2024 elections. She also opens up about her cancer diagnosis for the first time.


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Kirron Kher Talks About Sitting Out From Lok Sabha 2024 Elections, Opens Up On Her Cancer Diagnosis

Kirron Kher is one of the most talented and evergreen actresses of her generation. The star, who is known for her frank opinions, hearty laughter and courageous personality has entertained zillions of audiences with her powerful acting mettle. Apart from her stint on the silver screen, she is also recognised for her career in politics as an honourable parliamentarian. For the unversed, Kirron has been a member of the Bharatiya Janta Party and she even emerged victorious in the last two Lok Sabha elections, in the constituency of Chandigarh, Punjab. In her personal life, the actress is married to talented actor, Anupam Kher.

Kirron Kher reveals the reason behind sitting out from the Lok Sabha elections 2024

After a sweeping majority win in the last two Lok Sabha elections, a thronging number of citizens has been left wondering the reason behind Kirron Kher’s apparent absence from political participation. With the Lok Sabha 2024 elections quite literally knocking on the doors, the actress wasn't spotted publicly for political rallies anytime soon, raising many eyebrows if she has actually stepped down from politics.

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However, rubbishing it all, the actress revealed the real reason behind sitting out from the forthcoming elections. In an interaction with Times Now, Kirron Kher revealed requesting JP Nadda and Amit Shah to make her sit out this session, especially after her cancer diagnosis, due to which she wasted out a year earlier. In her words:

“Two months ago, I met our party president JP Nadda and Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah and requested that they let me sit out this time. I had to be in Mumbai for about a year for my treatment. But I missed out on that year in Chandigarh. And I don’t want my party to suffer because of my absence.”


Kirron Kher says she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma

Moving forth in the conversation, Kirron Kher opened up about her cancer diagnosis for the first time. The veteran actress revealed she suffered from multiple myeloma and underwent treatment in Mumbai for as long as one year. However, she assured that she was doing fine now. She further opened up about her zeal for returning to her work soon enough and said:

“When I fell ill… I had multiple myeloma… By the grace of God, I am completely fine now. “I am eager to work in so many other fields and do so many other things. I did India’s Got Talent this year and last year. I hope that I’ll be able to work for my party again.”

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Kirron Kher recalls PM Narendra Modi connected with her after being diagnosed with cancer

In the concluding segment, Kirron Kher remembered how it was none other than the honourable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who reached out to her after learning about her cancer. The actress stated that the political leader assured her to relax and take good care of herself, and not worry much about the workings of the party. She shared:

“He (Modi) was so kind to me and called me when I fell ill. He told me not to worry about anything and urged me to relax since I was so worried about missing Parliament sessions. I never missed the sessions (prior to that) and had very good attendance and participation.”


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