Iconic actress Sonali Bendre took to social media last year to announce that she was suffering from cancer and headed to New York for her treatment. During her time in the Big Apple, Sonali opened up about her journey on social media. From posting videos of getting her hair cut to wearing wigs, to how she was coping with her illness; the actress shared everything with her fans. After undergoing treatment, Sonali has been out and about and has often been snapped out and about in the city.
Only a few short weeks back, Sonali Bendre appeared on Neha Dhupia’s show ‘BFFs with Vogue’ with her besties - Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Joshi but more recently Sonali has been struggling to get her day started and has been talking about how she has been struggling with the slow progress of her treatment.
Sonali Bendre took to Instagram and posted a video wherein she talks about how she woke up feeling rather low. But despite feeling really low and frustrated with the way the progress was going, Sonali decided to ‘wear the sunshine’, and head to the gym. She can be seen sporting a sunny yellow tee and track pants as she is all set for the gym.
Alongside the video, Sonali wrote, "#SwitchOnTheSunshine.” Soon after, Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap, who is battling cancer, left an encouraging message under the video as she wrote, "Yeah go for it!” In an interview, Sonali Bendre opened up on the strong support systems she had around her as she said that her husband Goldie Behl and sister Rupa have been her pillars of strength during the difficult time.
At an event, Sonali revealed that her initial reaction to the cancer diagnosis was to blame herself. "Everyone said, 'Your lifestyle was never like that. How did it happen to you?' I actually thought that it was me doing something wrong and that I have caused it. I went to a psychiatrist in New York. I was like, I don't understand what is happening to me. I'm not a negative person, I have a lot of positive thoughts. Am I being delusional? Do I actually have negative thoughts and I am burying it so deep in my subconscience that I don't realise it? I needed to understand what was happening to me," Sonali said.
Here’s hoping Sonali has lots of sunshine coming her way!