Sonali Bendre diagnosed with cancer, sister-in-law Shrishti Arya opens up

Sonali Bendre has shocked one and all by announcing today that she is suffering from high-grade cancer and is undergoing treatment in New York. Her sister-in-law Shrishti Arya opened up on Sonali fighting this dreadful disease. Shrishti is optimistic that Sonali will fight the disease bravely and will emerge as a victor.

"Yes, it happened suddenly. Aisi sab baatein suddenly hi hoti hain," Shrishti said in a sad voice. 

Added Shrishti, "Sonali is a fighter. She will definitely prevail. She has a lot of positive energy. She will be back. We are all very grateful for the outpouring of love."

Husband Goldie Behl and son Ranveer are with Sonali in the US. 

Shrishti too keeps visiting Sonali in New York, "I keep going there, so of course I will be visiting Sonali. We are all very close to her," she replied. 

Shrishti further said, "Sonali will be releasing statements from time to time". 

Sonali's tweet read: “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."

After she released the statement, Bollywood sends love, strength and wishes speedy recovery to the actress.