‘Ishq Vishk’ fame Shenaz Treasury has Been Diagnosed with Prosopagnosia

Shenaz Treasury announced on her Instagram account that she had prosopagnosia, a condition that affects her ability to recognize faces.

Shenaz Treasury, who is most known for portraying Alisha in the 2003 movie Ishq Vishk, said on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with prosopagnosia. The performer claimed that although she often had trouble recalling people’s features, she could recall them by their voices. According to the National Health Service (NHS), it is a syndrome where people are unable to identify acquaintances, lovers, or family members based only on their looks.

Shenaz Treasury posted on her Instagram account that she had recently received a prosopagnosia diagnosis, possibly in reference to recent news of Brad Pitt’s condition. “Now, I understand why I’ve never been able to put faces together. It’s a cognitive disorder. I always felt ashamed that I can’t recognise faces. I recognise voices.” The next slide shared by the actor reads, “Signs and symptoms of face blindness/prosopagnosia. 1. You have failed to recognise a close friend or family member, especially when you weren’t expecting to see them. Yes, that is me. Takes me a minute to register who the person is. Sometimes even a close friend I haven’t seen in a while.”

“You have difficulty recognising neighbours, friends, coworkers, clients, schoolmates. People you know expect you to recognise them. Failing to recognise someone might make you seem aloof. Many sufferers report losing friends and offending coworkers because they have failed to recognise them,” read another statement, to which she added, “This is me.”

The 40-year-old wrote, “So you confuse characters in movies or on television more so than other people? Yes, I do. I can’t tell the difference if two characters have the same height and build and hairstyle.” Concluding her part, she stated, “So now please understand that this is a real disorder and not me being aloof or snobbish.” She called it a “real brain issue”.