Recently Sonali Bendre shared the news with the world (in an incredibly heartwarming post on Instagram) that she is battling Metastatic Cancer. While her fans are still reeling from the shocking news, she is facing this adversity with incredible strength and if we may say so, also with incredible panache!
In line with the cancer treatment she is going undergoing in New York, Bendre shared—in yet another emotional post—a picture where she is seen chopping off her beautiful locks and going for a short bob.
This is what she had to say— “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 for making this a chic transition from long to short!”
Facing pain with grace
Her post on Instagram read -
“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.”
We hear you Sonali, and we are sending our prayers and healing vibes your way!