Braveheart Sonali Bendre battling cancer with a big smile

Sonali Bendre is a brave heart and she has proved it. The beautiful actress is fighting the deadly disease with a smile on her face. Ever since the actress broke the news of her cancer diagnosis, she is flooded with inspirational messages and Sonali drives the energy to fight the disease from the support of her family and friends.

The actress is currently undergoing treatment in New York and she always keeps her fans updated about her status. When she got a haircut for chemotherapy, she shared the video of her hair cutting session on social media. The actress also shared on social media how she broke the news of her cancer diagnosis to her 12-year-old son, Ranveer Behl.

She wrote, “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”.