Bollywood was shocked after gorgeous and talented actor Sonali Bendre shared a heartbreaking news on Wednesday morning. The actor tweeted that she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer, which has metastasised. She also said she is undergoing treatment in New York.
“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,” she added.
After reading the sad message, her friends in the industry, including actors Sonam Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Ritesh Deshmukh, director Karan Johar, fashion designer Manish Malhotra and more shared wishes of a speedy recovery for the actor. “Godspeed ,love and strength to a true fighter and a solid soul!!!,” wrote Karan in a tweet. “Sending you strength and love!,” wrote Ileana, “Deeply saddened & shaken by this news. Praying for your speedy recovery & good health @iamsonalibendre. @GOLDIEBEHL sending all the positivity & best wishes.”