Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre is holding strong as she’s battling life-threatening illness i.e cancer in New York. The actress is stationed in the US with her family to get best possible treatment for her cancer that has metastasised. During her chemotherapy, Sonali Bendre lost her luscious mane to the chemical treatment, as most of the cancer patients do. However, the actress had no qualms flaunting her bald pictures on the social media, which is no less than inspirational for everyone who have lost their hair to an illness.
Last month, on Friendship Day, Sonali Bendre made most of her time with close pals Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Joshi in New York. It was the first she had shown up bald in the public and needless to say, she was looking pretty as always.
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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
In the latest social media post, Sonali Bendre wrote at lengths about her desire to don a wig and the second thoughts she had in her mind while picking one for herself. No doubt she was holding her head high even when she had put her bald head to display, but she was struck with a little ‘self-doubt’ while trying out wigs.
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"Vanity is my favourite sin." - Al Pacino Well, it might not be my all-time favourite sin (that would be gluttony 😋), but who doesn't like looking good? The way we look has a profound psychological impact on us... A little vanity here and there does no one any harm. It's important to do what makes you happy, even if it's something as simple as wearing a wig, bright red lipstick, high heels.... All that white noise doesn't make a difference in the larger picture. No one can tell you what's right or wrong for you. When I was testing out the wigs, I had a brief moment of self-doubt... "Am I vain for wanting to look good?" As part of the entertainment industry, you're always expected to look good... Maybe that has been ingrained in me? But then I gave it a thought and I realized I like looking good for me. If I'm in the mood to wear a scarf, I will. If I want to walk around bald and free, I will. Only you know what would make you feel good, and what works best for you. So take every opportunity you can to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #OneDayAtATime 🙏🌞 Thank you @priyankachopra for connecting me with the amazing @bokheehair, who created my new look.
She wrote, “When I was testing out the wigs, I had a brief moment of self-doubt... "Am I vain for wanting to look good?" As part of the entertainment industry, you're always expected to look good... Maybe that has been ingrained in me? But then I gave it a thought and I realized I like looking good for me. If I'm in the mood to wear a scarf, I will. If I want to walk around bald and free, I will.”
Concluding her post, Sonali thanked Priyanka Chopra for introducing her to Bok-Hee Hair who designed a wig for her. She even shared the picture of herself wearing the new wig.
Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with high-grade cancer in July this year. She announced the news on her official Instagram account. Ever since then, the brave actress has been sharing personal accounts of her daily struggle with cancer.
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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
Earlier, Sonali shared a picture with her son Ranveer and narrated how her 13-year-old is helping her cope the tragedy that struck her and her family.