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Sonali Bendre is staying strong, says family as husband shares a happy photo of son

Sonali Bendre had revealed last month that she was diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment in New York.

bollywood Updated: Jul 31, 2018 13:45 IST
HT Correspondent
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Sonali Bendre is undergoing treatment for ‘high grade’ cancer in New York.
Sonali Bendre is undergoing treatment for ‘high grade’ cancer in New York.

Sonali Bendre is determined to fight cancer with a positive outlook and with her family by her side. Days after the actor shared a photo with her son and called him ‘her strength’, Sonali’s husband also posted a photo of son Ranveer. The 12-year-old is seen smiling in the picture and he is seen with a friend.

Sonali is in New York as she gets treated for ‘high grade’ cancer that has metastised. Her family is also with her. In response to a query by Spotboye about how Sonali is doing, her sister-in-law Shrishti Arya said, “She is staying strong.”



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In her recent social media post, Sonali had written that son Ranveer has emerged as her strength after she decided to explain her diagnosis to him. “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!” she had written.

Sonali Bendre with son Ranveer.
Sonali Bendre with son Ranveer.

Emphasising that children should be involved in a situation like this, she added, “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.”

First Published: Jul 31, 2018 13:43 IST

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