Sonali Bendre fights back Cancer with much elan.Here’s her story

After Irfaan Khan, Sonali Bendre is the unfortunate B-town celeb to fall prey to much-dreaded Cancer. It has been nearly a week since Sonali Bendre issued an official statement on being diagnosed with metastatic cancer, and getting her treatment done at the Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York.

Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them. There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.

A post shared by Sonali Bendre (@iamsonalibendre) on Jul 3, 2018 at 11:46pm PDT

The ‘Hum Saath Saath Hein’ actress has thanked fans for showing her love and being by her side, and also inspiring her with their stories of courage and strength. The latest update posted on her Instagram is a video in which she can be seen getting her long tresses cut. At one point, she is also seen getting emotional about the considerable reduction in the length of her hair.

In the words of my favourite author Isabel Allende, “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” The outpouring of love I’ve received in the last few days has been so overwhelming… and I’m especially grateful to those of you who shared stories of your experiences in dealing with cancer, whether it was your own or of loved ones. Your stories have given me an extra dosage of strength and courage, and more importantly, the knowledge that I’m not alone. Each day comes with its own challenges and victories and so for now, I’m taking this #OneDayAtATime. The only thing I’m trying to be consistent about is maintaining a positive outlook… literally #SwitchOnTheSunshine – it’s my way of dealing with this. Sharing my journey is also part of this process… I can only hope it reminds you that all is not lost and that someone, somewhere understands what you’re going through. 🤞🌞 Thank you @tomoarakawa for making this a chic transition from long to short!

A post shared by Sonali Bendre (@iamsonalibendre) on Jul 10, 2018 at 12:20am PDT

Apart from posting pictures of her new look, she also posted a message thanking her friends and fans for the out-pour of love. Quoting Chilean author Isabel Allende, who happens to be her favorite, Bendre wrote: “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” 

The 43-year-old actress also added that she is trying to keep her chin up, and is ready to take on the challenge that lies ahead, one day at a time.

The next part of the post read, “Each day comes with its own challenges and victories and so for now, I’m taking this #OneDayAtATime. The only thing I’m trying to be consistent about is maintaining a positive outlook… literally #SwitchOnTheSunshine – it’s my way of dealing with this. Sharing my journey is also part of this process… I can only hope it reminds you that all is not lost and that someone, somewhere understands what you’re going through”.

Truly, kudos to the spirit of this extremely talented actress, wife of filmmaker Goldie Behl and mother of 13-year-old Ranveer. Other than her cameo in Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara!, Bendre was seen in a full-length role in Chiranjeevi’s 2004 film Shankar Dada MBBS.

Talking of the film fraternity, director Karan Johar, and producer Ekta Kapoor were among those who reacted to her update, sending their love and wishes. Apart from them, other colleagues and friends of the ‘Sarfarosh’ actress had wished her a speedy recovery.

Well,even we wish that!