Sonali Bendre, battling cancer, opts for a wig, thanks Priyanka


Sonali Bendre, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment in New York shared a new image of her. The actress, who shaved off her head for chemotherapy opted for a wig. She shared her new look on her social media handle with a touching video collage of her pictures of her transformation.

“As part of the entertainment industry, you’re always expected to look good... Maybe that has been ingrained in me?” she wrote. The actor was seen wearing a wig in some of the photos while others had her ‘bald and beautiful’.

“Vanity is my favourite sin,” Sonali began her post by quoting Al Pacino. “Well, it might not be my all-time favourite sin (that would be gluttony), but who doesn’t like looking good?” she continued. “The way we look has a profound psychological impact on us... A little vanity here and there does no one any harm. It’s important to do what makes you happy, even if it’s something as simple as wearing a wig, bright red lipstick, high heels.... All that white noise doesn’t make a difference in the larger picture. No one can tell you what’s right or wrong for you.”

The actor added that she had some hesitations about wearing a wig. “When I was testing out the wigs, I had a brief moment of self-doubt... ‘Am I vain for wanting to look good?’ As part of the entertainment industry, you’re always expected to look good... Maybe that has been ingrained in me? But then I gave it a thought and I realized I like looking good for me. If I’m in the mood to wear a scarf, I will. If I want to walk around bald and free, I will. Only you know what would make you feel good, and what works best for you. So take every opportunity you can to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #OneDayAtATime.”

Sonali ended her post by thanking Priyanka Chopra “for connecting me with the amazing @bokheehair, who created my new look.”

In July, Sonali Bendre announced that she is suffering from ‘high grade’ cancer.

She revealed her diagnosis in an emotional post. “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… I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me,” she had written.