Sonali Bendre, who shocked the world last week, when she announced on social media that she had been diagnosed with cancer is fighting back the disease with a smile. Currently in New York, where she is undergoing treatment, Sonali unveiled her new look sporting short hair, after having her long lustrous locks chopped off.
She wrote on her Instagram page: “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.
Sonali also posted a video on her twitter showing the process of her new cut. While initially hesitant, she soon embraces her new self with a confident smile.
Sonali Bendre is married to filmmaker Goldie Behl and the two are parents to 13-year-old son Ranveer. She is best known for her roles in the 90s in hit films like Sarfarosh and Hum Saath Saath Hain.