Director Tahira Kashyap reported that some time ago she was admitted to the intensive care unit after suffering pumpkin poisoning. Tahira shared a video on Instagram to explain a lesser known medical condition that is caused by when a person drinks the bitter juice of a pumpkin.
The writer-director shared that she had nearly “17 bouts of vomiting and her blood pressure dropped to 40” after drinking the bitter pumpkin juice. “I used to drink a mixture of Haldi, Dudhi and Amla. It was bitter that day, and I still had it. It was stupid of me. If the juice tastes bitter, do not eat it. Please don’t make the same mistake. The doctor told me it was almost like cyanide. I had about 17 bouts of vomiting and my blood pressure dropped to 40. “
However, Tahira added that she was doing well now. She recorded a video from the filming of her future film, her debut film Sharmaji Key Beti, starring Divya Dutta, Sakshi Tanwar and Sayami Kher. Described as a drama of contemporary Indian women, the film is supported by Applause Entertainment and Ellipsis Entertainment. Tahira Kashyap has previously directed short films such as Toffee, Feels Like Ishk and Pinny.
“I could sound orderly and cool in this video, which I made from my set, but I was in deep shit! When I talked about children as doctors, I was also asked to disseminate information. I chose my phone from everyone who has one. The toxicity of pumpkin in the #greenjuice bottle has dire consequences, and that doesn’t mean it. Please read between the lines. This is fatal. In the name of health, just don’t give juices! There was a reason why I ended up in the intensive care unit for the same reason, I do not want to divulge more bloody details, but please spread this information, ”she urged.