Sonali Bendre diagnosed with cancer, says 'taking battle head on'

WION Web Team
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Published: Jul 04, 2018, 12:55 PM(IST)

File photo of Sonali Bendre. Photograph:( DNA )

In a shocking update, Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre released a statement revealing that she has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer. She is currently in New York undergoing treatment for the same. 

Taking to both Instagram and Twitter, she wrote: "Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them.”

“There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me,” she added.

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Earlier, news of Irrfan Khan suffering from a neuroendocrine tumour shocked Bollywood industry. The actor is currently in London getting treated for cancer. Read his latest statement here. 

Sonali made her Bollywood debut with Govinda’s Aag in 1994. She went on to do several films in the 90s and 2000s as she was pitted mostly as a cute and charming girl.

Sonali then stepped over to the small screen and was seen judging talent shows. She has now been replaced by Huma Qureshi on her show India’s Best Draamebaaz.

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