It’s a tough phase for Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre whose life took an unprecedented turn last month when she was diagnosed with cancer. She took the world by shock wave when she announced that she was diagnosed with a high-grade cancer that has metastasised. Currently, the actress is in New York with her family to get herself treated. Meanwhile, her pillars of support, her besties including Sussane Khan, Dia Mirza and Gayatri Oberoi are standing tall for Sonali. Recently, the three ladies dropped by at Sonali Bendre’s book blub and talked about their dearest friend through a Facebook LIVE session.
They caught up together at Sonali’s Book Club to keep her love for books going. In fact, all of them share a common love for books and that’s how they met each other and instantly hit off.
The Facebook LIVE was conducted through Sonali Bendre’s Official Facebook page. In an interactive session, Sussanne, Dia and Gayatri talked at lengths about how they met Sonali and how they became friends for life. They also talked about how reading is important in everyone’s life.
Sonali Bendre had a special message for her besties which was read out to them by the moderator conducting the session.
Sonali Bendre celebrated the Friendship Day with her besties Sussanne and Gayatri in New York. She even shared a picture along with a heart-melting note for her BFFs.
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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
Sonali Bendre is an inspirational force for everyone who has battled or battling life-threatening illness in their life. She often shares her health update along with an elaborate account of her feelings in the caption.
Last month, she shared a picture with her son Ranveer with an important message for all the parents out there. She wrote, "I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It’s important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. ."
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From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and wellbeing have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him. As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do! I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It’s important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime