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Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre has gone through a lot in the past four years. It all started when she was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in 2018. She left the nation worried for her health, as within a few days, she had left for the United States for special treatment. After which, Sonali kept sharing about her cancer journey on her Instagram handle, and her hashtag — One Day At A Time, gave courage to many people.
Sonali Bendre not only fought cancer, but she also defeated it. In fact, she is now living a healthy life. However, her journey wasn't an easy one, as the hard chemotherapy, the baldness, the six-inch-long scar and the tones of medications were scary chapters of the past, which she recalls with a lot of strength.
Recently, in an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Sonali Bendre recalled her cancer journey. The actress shared the day she landed in the New York, the doctor told her that she only had a 30 per cent chance of survival as she was having fourth-stage cancer. After their appointment, her husband, Goldie asked her to wait in the hospital as he would go find an apartment for their stay, which Sonali refused. The actress said:
"It was a shock to all of us. It was totally unexpected. When I went for my treatment, the day doctor tells me that you’ve 30% chance of survival, you are on the 4th stage, and we’ve gone to New York we don’t have an Apartment or anything.. Goldie and me.. only the two of us by the time everybody could be collected or whatever."
Sonali further revealed that she told her husband, she would go with him to find an apartment. And that was when she got a sign that she would fight and win her cancer battle. The actress shared:
"Just the two of us have gone, and he’s like I’m gonna go and look for the apartment and I’m like I’m not gonna sit here Alone I am coming with you. And at the end of it when I look at my smart watch and see I’ve walked 10 kilometres and you know what… when this is what I’ve heard, and If I can walk up and can do this then I’m gonna survive it. That was the signal that I’m gonna survive. That night, I didn’t sleep. I went through that whole night and woke up saying 'this is it. I’m not going to cry over this'. This is the last bit of it, and I’m going to take it head-on, and I'm gonna make the most of it. And quite frankly, after that, we did treat it like a Holiday in the US with chemotherapy thrown in."
For those who don't know, Sonali Bendre is married to the filmmaker, Goldie Behl, and they also have a son, Ranveer Behl.
Sonali Bendre is one of the most loved actresses of B-town. At the age of 19, Sonali Bendre had made her acting debut in Bollywood with the film, Aag. With her performances in movies like Diljale, Major Saab, Zakhm, Sarfarosh, Hum Saath Saath Hain and many more, Sonali had proved her mettle inRead More