Nadia Jamil opens up on shaving her head post-chemo

By: News Desk      Published: 01:19 PM, 26 May, 2020
Nadia Jamil opens up on shaving her head post-chemo

Pakistan's highly respected actress Nadia Jamil shared details of her heart-wrenching cancer diagnosis and after chemotherapy she shaved her head.

Turning to Instagram, the actress penned a note and wrote: “The night of Laylatulqadr I was reading Surah Yousaf & the words Fasabirun Jamil stayed with me from an ayat of the Surah. Not just patience. But a patience of deep beauty,” she wrote as she shared pictures of her shaved head.

She disclosed how her hair had been falling in huge clumps which had been ‘petrifying’ to deal with.

“That night I washed & conditioned it sobbing, with rose smelling shampoo. I knew this was goodbye 2 a part of myself I had hid behind 4 years. My hair, like many of us, had been my vanity, the face I wanted 2 show to the outside world. If it wasn't looking good I felt nervous, bad about myself,” she shared.

“I have to admit it was an ugly death. That night I laughed & cried with the woman in the mirror. She looked quite crazy. I looked like an electrified laama. Wayne's World meets Malang Baba,” she wrote.

She added: “I prayed 4 strategies 2 end my relationship with loneliness & fear, that stems from child abuse & I prayed 4 my creativity 2 be blessed,” she said.

Nadia concluded saying: “I looked at my eyes, my smile. This is Nadia Jamil. I held her hand & we marched off 4 #chemotherapy. That is another story.”