Sonali Bendre diagnosed with cancer, off to New York for treatment


Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre is diagnosed with high grade cancer and the actress is currently undergoing treatment in New York. Today, Sonali released a statement informing her fans about the deadly disease. At the same time, she is thankful to her family and friends for the support.

In a long statement Sonali wrote on Twitter, she said, "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.

Fans and fraternity are taken aback with Sonali’s disclosure. Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted, “Godspeed, love and strength to a true fighter and a solid soul!!!” he replied on Twitter.

Manish Malhotra also commented on her Instagram post and wrote, “Wishes and strength and love with you Sonali.” Her Hum Saath Saath Hain co-actor Neelam Soni commented, “You are the strongest girl I know. My superwoman.”

Here’s wishing the actress a speedy recovery!