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Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre won millions of hearts in the ‘90s with her charming smile and impeccable acting skills! She not only proved her wit to the producers but also won critics with her acting prowess. Over the year, Sonali has constantly inspired us with her on point fashion statement to her writing that always made a point. (Recommend Read: Divya Agarwal Wishes BF, Varun Sood With A Romantic Birthday Message, Pics From The Bash Inside)
However, the year 2018 brought a new facet in Sonali’s happy life and gave a huge shock to her fans. The 43-year-old actress was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and has spent the larger part of the year in the United States undergoing treatment. And cancer just became another chapter in her life, thanks to her positive outlook and the spirit to fight it, no matter how difficult it gets! And, guess what? As always, Sonali is giving a tough fight to cancer with her courage and strenght.
Currently, the actress is back in the city and re-working on her life. On April 2, 2019, Sonali shot with her friends, Sussane Khan and Gayatri Joshi for Neha Dhupia’s celebrity chat show, BFF’s with Vogue. The actress looked stunning and oozed glamour in earthy tone pant-suit. She picked a simple black camisole that made her look complete. Take a look at the pictures and videos below:
Sonali has always been vocal about her cancer journey and had opened up about the same on India Today Conclave. She had started her speech with her decision to enter the world of glam and glitz, and had stated, “I am still asking myself 'Why I am doing it?' Every time I feel fearful of something now, I do it. Fear no longer has any place in my life. I had forgotten to be fearless. I realised I was fearless. I came to an industry, I had no idea about. I came from a very middle class Maharashtrian family. It was a big step to get into movies. My family was shocked. But I was so fearless to make this decision. But I didn't realise with time, I had become fearful, especially when I turned into a parent. For Goldie and me, it has been a journey of being fearless. Of course, the journey continues. The best part is I am alive and I am here, and I cannot thank the Universe enough.” (Also Read: Yuvraj Singh's Wife, Hazel Keech Undergoes A Nose Surgery And Thanks Mother-In-Law In Heartfelt Post)
She also talked about cutting her hair short in the process of recovery, and had shared, “Honestly, it is easier. A lot of baggage is off. Somewhere I realised, I was hiding a lot behind my hair. It is nice to look at it from all angles. My body is different, but I am making peace with it. It takes a lot of threshold to do that. I will be ok with my imperfections. I will find beauty in them. I have endorsed every hair product in my career. Looks have been my bread, butter, jam. Looks are important in our society. But considering that was the career, it has been scary. Because considering the world as I know it turned upside down or was no more there and when I came to know that I have cancer, I got my team together and told them about it. I told them that I have a disease, as a brand I endorse healthy products and a certain way of looks. I told them my brand was over.”
She had further added, “I told them that I was going for this treatment and I don't know where this goes. They told me that we are in it with you and they have been with me wonderfully. I told them what I don't want is pity and sympathy. I don't believe in it. I will feel it. Goldie always said one day at a time. Hence, the hashtag.” (Don't Miss: Aryan Khan's Pictures With Girls Prove That He Is A Ladies' Man, Just Like Dad, Shah Rukh Khan)
Well, Sonali has always been the epitome of courage, beauty, and power!