ACTOR Emraan Hashmi, pictured, says it is important for people to undergo early cancer detection tests.

He and wife Parveen Shahani’s first child Ayaan, born in February 2010, was diagnosed with first stage cancer in early 2014.

To help raise awareness about the disease and share their story, Hashmi last year came out with a book titled The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer.

It chronicles his career, family, the birth of his son, cancer and treatment thereafter.

The actor will attend the seminar, Every Life Matters - Ek Jeevan, Swasth Jeevan, an initiative undertaken by Lokmat Group and Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, in Nagpur.

He feels detecting the disease early is the “key to cure”.

On the work front, Hashmi will be seen in Milan Luthria’s action-thriller Baadshaho, which is set to be released on September 1. - IANS