News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Sonali Bendre returns to set, says she is 'grateful to be back in action'

Sonali Bendre. (Instgram/@iamsonalibendre) Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Feb 04, 2019, 10.36 AM (IST)

Amid cancer treatment, actor Sonali Bendre has joined back work. Bendre who spent months in New York for her treatment, termed her going back to sets as 'surreal'. 

The 44-year-old actor took to Instagram to post a photo and video sharing that she has returned to work “after a major sabbatical.”

“Being back on a set after a major sabbatical – one that has been testing in many ways on so many levels – is a surreal feeling. After all this, I sort of feel an additional sense of purpose and meaning and I`m so grateful to be back in action,” she wrote.“I don’t think words would do justice to how beautiful it feels to be back at face the camera again and portray the range of emotions required. Given that my emotions have been running high for the last couple of months, it feels good to give into the emotions that the job requires. It`s just the kind of day that helps me #SwitchOnTheSunshine#OneDayAtATime,” she added.

The photo shows Sonali sitting on a staircase with motivational quotes printed on it. The video shows her getting out of a car and returning to face the cameras. Before stepping inside, she turns around and smiles for the camera.

Sonali's journey while battling cancer has been an inspirational one. The actress had been regularly updating her fans on social media with her thoughts on life as she fought the deadly disease. 

Sonali has also been investing some time in her book club by ensuring that she doesn’t stop recommending books and inspiring people to read and remain positive.

The actor has been undergoing treatment for a ‘high-grade cancer’. She returned to India after several months of treatment in New York City in December.