Sushmtia Sen was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Addison's disease, however she fought it back in September of 2014. On social media, the actress has now shared a video explaining how she beat the disease with the help of her teacher Nupur Shikhare who taught her the technique of Nunchaku.
In the video, Sushmita is seen using the martial arts weapon, traditionally used in Okinawan style. Recalling her journey, the former Miss Universe wrote, “After I was diagnosed with an Auto immune condition called Addison’s disease in September 2014, it left me feeling like, I had no fight left in me...A fatigued body filled with immense frustration & aggression. The dark circles under my eyes can’t even begin to explain the dark times I endured for 4 long years :) To have steroids substitute cortisol & to live with its innumerable side effects took its toll. There is NOTHING more tiring than to live with a chronic illness. Enough was enough, I had to find a way of strengthening my mind, allowing my body to follow suit. I meditated with #Nunchaku :)).”
Further mentioning how 'there is a warrior in all of us,' the actress quipped, "NO ONE KNOWS YOUR BODY BETTER THAN YOU, LISTEN TO IT."
Workwise, Sushmita has been away from films for a long time. She is alll set to make her acting comeback with Disney+ Hotstar's web series titled Aarya.