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Actress Aishwarya Sakhuja Battled The Same Neuro Disorder Justin Bieber Suffers From

Actress Aishwarya Sakhuja Battled The Same Neuro Disorder Justin Bieber Suffers From

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New Delhi:

Aishwarya Sakhuja, best-known for starring in the TV show Saas Bina Sasural, in a recent interview with ETimes revealed that she was affected by the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome around eight years ago. Earlier this month, singer Justin Bieber too revealed about his diagnosis in an Instagram video, in which he opened about dealing with partial facial paralysis. “As you can see, this eye is not blinking, I can’t smile on this side of my face, this nostril will not move,” the singer said in the video. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a complication that impacts the facial nerve near one ear and can lead to facial paralysis and it can cause hearing loss in come cases.

Coming back to Aishwarya Sakhuja, the actress revealed that she was affected by thy syndrome during the shooting of a TV show in 2014. “This happened when I was shooting for the show Main Naa Bhoolungi (2014). We were shooting back-to-back as we had a wedding sequence coming up. I vividly remember I had a 2 pm shift the next day and the night prior, Rohit (her husband) kept asking me why was I winking at him. I thought this was one of his silly jokes and did not react to it. The next morning, when I went to brush my teeth, I had a tough time holding water in my mouth while rinsing. At that point, too, I thought it was exertion,” Aishwarya told ETimes.

She added, “I couldn’t take a day off since we didn’t have a bank of episodes ready. So, I continued shooting. The cast and crew were very supportive, and they tried to shoot in a way that half of my face was not visible.” The actress added, “We somehow managed to shoot and I went for my scan the next day, where it was confirmed that I had been hit by Ramsay Hunt Syndrome and had to be put on steroids.”

The actress revealed that she recovered fully within a month and said, “The steroids were extremely heavy and even heavier was the emotional turmoil because as an actor, my face is everything.”

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