After Bollywood stars such as Irrfan Khan and Sonali, veteran actress Nafisa Ali Sodhi revealed that she is suffering from cancer. The actress shared on social media yesterday that she has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. She posted on her Instagram account a photo with her close friend Sonia Gandhi and shared, “Just met my precious friend who wished me luck & to get well from my just diagnosed stage 3 cancer.”
For those unaware, Nafisa Ali has worked in many popular films and was last seen on the big screen a couple of months ago in Tigmanshu Dhulia's Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3. In the film, she played Sanjay Dutt's mother. Apart from Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, she has worked in films like Yamla Pagla Deewana and Life... In A Metro with Dharmendra, Major Saab with Amitabh Bachchan and the Shyam Benegal classic Junoon.
Recently, Sonali Bendre shared that she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer that has metastised. Sonali is currently in New York undergoing treatment. Irrfan Khan also shared with his fans a few months ago that he has been diagnosed with NET. He is in London since the last couple of months and will return to India soon.
Tahira Kashyap also posted on social media recently that she had to undergo mastectomy after she was diagnosed with grade 0 cancer. Nafisa Ali is quite active on social media and often shares selfies and family photos. As soon as she shared that she has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, fans and well-wishers posted prayers and wishes.
Nafisa also contested the Lok Sabha election in 2009 from Lucknow. But, she had rejoined the Congress party in the same year.