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Here's how Sonali Bendre reacted on knowing about her fourth stage cancer and 30 per cent survival chance

Sonali Bendre revealed that she was reluctant to go abroad for her cancer treatment

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New Delhi Updated on: March 09, 2019 0:03 IST
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Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre is fighting cancer like a warrior. When she was diagnosed with the fatal disease last year in July, her fans and followers were shattered. The whole nation including the film fraternity prayed for her quick recovery. Even during such a difficult and heart-wrenching period, the actress made sure to shine and spread happiness. She taught everyone that with courage and determination one can beat anything. 

Amidst her cancer treatment, the actress was back to the bay and is currently setting new goals for us every day. She is attending conclaves, doing photo shoots and interviews, leaving everyone in awe. Recently in an interview, the actress opened up on being reluctant to go abroad for the treatment and also the way she reacted after knowing about Stage IV Metastatic Cancer with 30 per cent survival chance. “It was my husband who dragged me there. I fought with him all the way like why are you doing this.. we have doctors here, why are you taking me away. My life, my home.. in three days, we literally just packed and left an I don't know what is happening why are we going through this. But he was just quiet through the whole thing and just focussed. In the day, he was organising and in the night, because New York was awake, he was again organising.. So, I got him to actually crib about the whole thing on the flight. Through the flight, I cribbed. I was venting,” Sonali shared.

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The idea was almost preposterous. An almost bald head, barely any make-up and a huge scar was not the norm for @vogue. But, I guess that's my new normal. Of course I had my reservations, and, if I dare say, insecurities - but a candid conversation with the lovely ladies @priya_tanna and @anaitashroffadajania cleared my doubts. And before I knew it, I was standing in front of the camera, ready to uncover my new reality. The icing on the cake was the fact that I needed one-third of the time for hair and make-up😄. So I closed my eyes and jumped into it, full throttle, and this is the result. Thank you, @meghamahindru for telling my story; and thank you @ridburman for understanding my story and saying it so beautifully through your lens. If there's a piece of advice I can give you all after this, it would be to 'Find your new normal'. It's very liberating. Click on the link in the bio to read the full article! #SwitchOnTheSunshine #OneDayAtATime

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Sonali Bendre can be seen proudly embracing her cancer scars and short cropped hair in the pictures from her first photo shoot since the cancer diagnosis. She posed in front of the camera for Vogue India, embracing her cancer scars after receiving treatment for almost six months in New York. . . . . Read her journey and her battle with cancer and how she conquered it. Link in bio. . . #mbe #momababyetc #mbewriters #parenting #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #writers #quotesaboutlife #writetolive #poetrycommunity #wordporn #poemsporn #writercrush #instawriters #writersofindia #igwritersclub #blogger #bloggers #bloggersofinstagram #womenwhowrite #writerscommunity #cancer #cancersurvivor #sonalibendre #vogue #vogueindia

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This is me. And in this moment, I am really happy. People give me strange looks when I say that now, but it's true and I'll tell you why. I am now paying attention to every moment, looking for every opportunity to find joy and #SwitchOnTheSunshine. Yes, there are moments of pain and low energy, but I am doing what I like, spending time with people I love, and feeling very loved and happy. I am extremely grateful to my friends, my pillars of strength, who at a moment's notice, arrived to be with me and help me through this. In between their busy schedules they find time to visit, call, message, FaceTime... basically never leaving a moment for me to feel alone. Thank you for showing me what true friendship is. #HappyFriendshipDay, ladies. Blessed to have you all in my life (including the ones not in the picture... You know who you are) @gayatrioberoi @suzkr P.S. Nowadays I spend far less time getting ready because I don't have to fuss over my hair! 😜#BaldIsBeautiful #FindThePositive #OneDayAtATime Picture credit: @hrithikroshan

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Sonali further said that when she visited the doctor next day, she was shattered to know about her severe condition. ''Next day we go to the doctor and he looks at everything and we had sent all our tests and everything and he said it's the fourth stage and you have 30 per cent chance and I was like what. That really hit me and I just turned to Goldie. I remember looking at him and saying thank god you got me here,'' she added.

Sonali spoke at length about her son Ranveer Behl and how she broke the news to her. The actress was quite active on social media throughout her treatment. In the interview, she also opened up on her choice to be in constant touch with her followers.

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