Yesterday, Bollywood and the audience came across a rude shock when actress Sonali Bendre revealed that she is diagnosed with high-grade cancer. Bendre who is currently in New York with husband Goldie Behl while undergoing treatment, after revealing her medical condition was showered with blessings from the industry insiders.
As soon as the actress opened up about her illness, the fraternity and fans of Sonali were quick to express their best wishes and love for her. Meanwhile, Sonali's sister-in-law Shristi Arya in a statement to SpotBoyE said, "Yes, it happened suddenly. Aisi sab baatein suddenly hi hoti hain. Sonali is a fighter. She will definitely prevail. She has a lot of positive energy. She will be back. We are all very grateful for the outpouring of love".
Yesterday, Sonali's co-star Akshay Kumar visited her after learning about her illness while he was in USA. Confirming the same, he revealed to HT, "I know that Sonali is a fighter. May God help bring her back in the best of health". Sonali had once shared screen space with Akshay Kumar in Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbaai Dobaara!
Yesterday morning, while giving an official statement about her illness, Sonali posted, "Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with 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 wish Sonali Bendre a speedy recovery and all the strength to her and her family.