The bittersweet trailer of the Bollywood film ‘The Sky Is Pink‘ was released on Tuesday. The film stars Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar as the leading roles while Zaira Wasim plays their onscreen daughter Aisha, who is dying because of Busulfan Lung Damage. The story of Aisha Chaudhary portrayed in this film will make you heartfelt.
Aisha Chaudhary was born in 1996 with the condition of SCID (Severe Combined Immuno-Deficiency). She was just six-months-old when she had to endure her first bone marrow transplant. Despite undergoing pneumonic fibrosis, a condition that causes scarring and hardening of the lungs. Her exceptional optimism became a motivation and inspiration for many.
“If I have to have pulmonary fibrosis, I choose to have happy pulmonary fibrosis,” Aisha Chaudhary once said.
As a result of her condition, her lungs started operating at less than half of their capability. She faced difficulty in walking, lifting things, and had to use a wheelchair to get around but none of that stopped her.
The Story of Aisha Chaudhary
Aisha, a student of the American Embassy School in Delhi, became a renowned motivational speaker and author in her teenage. TEDx Talks calls her as a girl of “persistent optimism” and extraordinary maturity in the face of impossible odds.
“The only thing that truly matters to me is being happy,” she said during a TEDx Talk in 2014.
In 2015, her book ‘My Little Epiphanies‘ was published and according to Bloomsbury, 2014 was a “brutal” year for Aisha as her condition worsened and her lungs started to abandon her. It was in the last few months of the year that Aisha, lying in her bed, penned down her thoughts that were later consolidated into ‘My Little Epiphanies.’
Aisha died on 24 January 2015, just a day after her book was launched at the Jaipur Literary Festival.