All of Bollywood and the fan community was shocked when news dropped that Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre had been diagnosed with cancer. The Actress had made the announcement through an Instagram post and had also revealed that while it is going to be a long and hard battle to defeat the horrible disease, she is completely pumped for hit and intends to come out with flying colours. Now, her husband Goldie Behl has put out a tweet yesterday updating fans and friends in the industry about his wife’s condition.
In a latest development, Goldie thanked everyone for their love and support in these tough times and also revealed that his wife was now in a more stable condition. “Thank you all for the love and support for Sonali… she is stable and is following her treatment without any complications. This is a long journey but we have begun positively,” – he wrote in his Tweet.
Bollywood celebrities too send their prayers to the couple and their family. The long list of celebrities who reacted to Goldie Behl’s tweet include the likes of popular TV actor Rajeev Khandelwal, Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, TV host Gaurav Kapur, veteran actress Soni Razdan with thousands of fans sending their prayers and wishes for the family and the actress.
Thank you all for the love and support for Sonali… she is stable and is following her treatment without any complications. This is a long journey but we have begun positively.🙏
— goldie behl (@GOLDIEBEHL) August 2, 2018
Love, positivity and strength!
— Rajeev Khandelwal (@RK1610IsMe) August 2, 2018
You guys are exceptional human beings. She will fight and be back very soon! Much love.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) August 2, 2018
Lots of love to you all ❤️❤️❤️
— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) August 3, 2018
Lots of love and positivity to you and Sonali.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) August 2, 2018
The Priyanka Chopra starrer Mary Kom director Omung Kumar, had a few days back opened up about his feelings for the actress combatting cancer. “I miss her a lot, but I know she is a fighter, she will come back for sure. I think she is going to come back before the finale. Get well soon, Sonali. She is a mother figure. She is a calm and composed person, so while judging the show, she knew better than me and Vivek about how to deal with the kids,” the director had told IANS.
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.
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!
From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and wellbeing have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him. As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do! I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It’s important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime
Meanwhile, the actress too has been updating fans on her Instagram account with snippets of her daily life. She put up pictures of her hair being chopped off and pictures with her son. Also revealed her son’s reaction when she broke the news about her illness to him. Sonali is suffering from high grade cancer and we hope that she’s defeats this terrible illness and be the fighter that she is.