Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, who has replaced cancer-stricken Sonali Bendre as a judge in a TV show, today said she was praying for her speedy recovery. "I am saddened. My prayers are with her. She will return shortly," Huma told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
Sonali, 43, took to Twitter yesterday to break the news that she had been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastasised.
Huma said she had grown up watching movies of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in 1990s and (late) Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit-Nene are her role models.
Responding to a query on the condition of women in the society, the actress said a movement should be started from every home to ensure that women members get the respect they deserved.
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We all got a rude shock yesterday when we heard of #sonalibendre undergoing cancer treatment. Life has so many uncertainties. Celebrity friends #humaqureshi #aditiraohydari dropped in to meet @srishtibehlarya last nite. ,🙏🙏 Hope she gets well with our prayers and regards. Send in your positive energies. @viralbhayani
"I feel that we should empower our mothers, daughters and wives at home. If we start treating them in a fair manner, I feel, it would bring a change. This is not a big task," she added.
(With IANS Inputs)