Ever since her debut in Bollywood back in 1994, Sonali Bendre has been a part of a number of successful films. She has carved a special place for herself in the industry as well as among fans. And thus, the news of her suffering from such a serious illness as high-grade cancer was shattering. The entire film industry was literally taken aback when the news of Sonali Bendre suffering from Metastatic Cancer broke out. The actress took to her social media account to reveal that she is undergoing cancer treatment in New York.
Sonali Bendre also said that with the support of her family and friends, she is all ready to fight the illness. Recently, she also posted a video in which she could be seen getting emotional while getting a haircut to prepare herself for the treatment. All of this made her fans and friends in the industry who were already heartbroken, even more emotional.
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.
As soon as the news spread around, there was a downpour of good wishes for Sonali Bendre from everywhere and everyone around. These wishes must be giving her the strength to fight all odds that come in her way of dealing with her illness. But they certainly cannot make her suffering any less.
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!
Among all the good wishes that were sent across to Sonali Bendre, there is one special message that has grabbed popular attention. The message is neither by a fan nor by a friend in the industry. It is by business tycoon Anand Mahindra.
Taking to his Twitter page, Anand Mahindra sent out a really special message for Sonali Bendre. Take a look at it below:
Sonali, your true inner strength & positivity shines through in this new look…In the words of author & priest Richard Rohr, you have ‘Fallen Upwards’—you have used a fall to rise & become a Lighthouse for others.. https://t.co/mbzC9fDDU4
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 11 July 2018
Isn’t that a beautiful message written by Anand Mahindra? And here is what Twitterati think about it:
Sir , the way you motivating the people is amazing .
— रोहित बाबू (@rohit_babusa) 11 July 2018
Lots of Love n Prayers….
Get well soon mam…. ❤❤
May God bless you with health and all the happiness in your life…. 🙏#PrayForSonali
— Afzaal (@Afzaal75070685) 12 July 2018
Sir ur lines are wisdom
— PeechuNareshReddy (@naresh_reddy199) 11 July 2018
Sir, if we have willpower automatically it will change in strength. There are so many cases I read in newspaper. Take yours examples you have lot of willpower otherwise any car maker & engineering company promote any resorts just like club mahindra holidays resorts.
— Shailesh Parikh (@Shailes02186702) 11 July 2018
Those are right words!! Our inner strength and positivity win all odds in our lives.
— iNoryaSoft (@inoryasoft) 11 July 2018
So true !More power to her @iamsonalibendre ..Dunn worry Super powers work ..will keep you in my prayers always ..
— Deepti Sutaria (BJP) (@DVSutaria) 11 July 2018
— ChiragDeep. (@CDMsays) 11 July 2018
The way Sonali has been fighting cancer and sharing her journey socially for everyone to see and feel inspired takes a lot of courage and strength. Do you agree?