Sonali Bendre was in pain, says Vivek Oberoi


Actor Vivek Oberoi, who co-judged the reality show, ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’ with cancer stricken Sonali Bendre revealed that the actress was in immense pain. She complained about acute hands and body pain during the show.

“Sonali is a good friend of mine and her husband Goldie Behl was my classmate in school. This time around when we shooting for India's Best Dramebaaz show, Sonali used to complain about suffering from pain in body and hands,” said Vivek while talking to Zee News.

Vivek says he advised Sonali to get a complete check-up done and undergo medical treatment. After the actress run the tests, it came to light that she is suffering from cancer. “I am in constant touch with the actress as well as her husband through messages”, said Vivek.

“She is a very brave a courageous woman and I am sure she will fight it out and win the battle. She will come out as a winner and stay fit”, added Sonali’s co-judge.

Umang Kumar, another judge on the show said he was shocked to learn about her illness. “I got to know about her illness through radio and am praying of her wellbeing”, said the filmmaker.

Sonali has been replaced by actress Huma Qureshi on the show India’s Next Dramebaaz.

Earlier this month, Sonali declared to the world that she is suffering from high-grace cancer and 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… I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me,” she had written.