By Anindita Mukherjee Last Updated:
The year 2018 had its own share of ups and downs for our favourite celebs. Speaking specifically about the downs in here and how our celebs still managed to find their silver lining in it, one of the most gorgeous actresses, Sonali Bendre’s high grade metastatic cancer news made us all grieve. But surprisingly, Sonali kept on sharing inside details of her treatment, which must have encouraged millions! (Do Read: Sonali Bendre, On World Cancer Day, Shares She Laughed Through Chemo Sessions To Deal With Cancer)
Sonali took on a headstrong battle with the big ‘C’ and instead of being defeated by it, she tried hard and is still trying hard to overcome the challenge through books, maintain her peace and calm and not to forget, the humongous support that she receives from her family. For the first-time ever, Sonali posted her picture on Instagram with a scar below her bosom, which was featured on Vogue magazine. Sharing the following picture, the beautiful star wrote, “The idea was almost preposterous. An almost bald head, barely any make-up and a huge scar was not the norm for @vogue. But, I guess that's my new normal. Of course I had my reservations, and, if I dare say, insecurities - but a candid conversation with the lovely ladies @priya_tanna and @anaitashroffadajania cleared my doubts.”
She further wrote, “And before I knew it, I was standing in front of the camera, ready to uncover my new reality. The icing on the cake was the fact that I needed one-third of the time for hair and make-up. So I closed my eyes and jumped into it, full throttle, and this is the result. Thank you, @meghamahindru for telling my story; and thank you @ridburman for understanding my story and saying it so beautifully through your lens. If there's a piece of advice I can give you all after this, it would be to 'Find your new normal'. It's very liberating.”
And now, her ever-supporting hubby, Goldie Behl, took to Instagram and reposting the same picture of Sonali, wrote a heartfelt message for his wifey. In the note, he also revealed the reason as to why he is so proud upon sharing his life with Sonali, “You really own who you are! Graceful, strong, dignified - this piece is so you and I am so proud to have the privilege of sharing my life with you. #SwitchOnTheSunshine always and we will always take each day #OneDayAtATime.” Here is a snapshot of the same: (Must Read: Tahira Kashyap And Sonali Bendre Share Awe-Inspiring Messages And Pictures On World Cancer Day)
It was Sonali’s 44th birthday on January 01, 2019, and the actress’s hubby, Goldie Behl had taken to Instagram and shared a heart-stirring note for his dear wife. Sharing a beautiful picture from what looked like a birthday celebration, Goldie posted an adorable picture from the cake-cutting ceremony and wrote, “Happy birthday Sonali. They say your partner needs to be your best friend, your sounding board, your mirror, your strength, your inspiration. You have been all that and more to me. 2018 was a tough year on you but I am so proud of the dignity and courage with which you handled it. Not only did you help me find my own strength, but you imparted that to every soul who followed your life closely. It is never easy to be at the receiving end and yet be so positive and spread so much love. Thank you for being the person you are. On your special day, I wish you all things wonderful, all things love, all things that bring a cheer to you through the year. So #SwitchOnTheSunshine like you always do and make this year count #OneDayAtATime.” Here’s the image:
Fans can totally apprehend the tumults of love that both Sonali and Goldie have for each other. On the account of their wedding anniversary on November 12, 2018, the actress, who was then in New York undergoing her cancer treatment, posted quite a few beautiful pictures with her hubby and captioned it as, “As soon I began to write this, I knew instantly that I wouldn’t be able to put down in words all the emotions and thoughts that were running through my head. Husband. Companion. Best friend. My rock. For me, that's @goldiebehl. Marriage is standing by each other, through thick and thin, in sickness and in health… and god knows, how we’ve been through that this year."
Her post could be further read as, “What not many people realize is that cancer is not just an individual battle, it’s something that a family collectively goes through. I was also able to go on this journey, knowing that you’d juggle all your responsibilities, and take on some more and hold fort back home, all this while shuttling between two continents. Thank you for being my source of strength, love and joy, for being with me every single step of the way, thank you is such an understatement for how I feel. What do I say about someone who is a part of you, who is yours and nothing and nobody else matters? Happy anniversary Goldie!” (Also Checkout: Sonali Bendre Shares Her Cancer Journey Of Good And Bad Days, Says Talking To Son, Ranveer Helped)
Sonali, we only hope that you emerge out stronger and become absolutely fit once again!