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Sonali Bendre pairs her short hair with a big smile in new photo as she fights cancer

Sonali Bendre is taking on one day at a time with the support of her family and friends as she battles cancer.

bollywood Updated: Jul 20, 2018 12:42 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with cancer.(Instagram)

Sonali Bendre is taking on every day with a smile and a lot of courage. The actor, who has been diagnosed with grade cancer, is seen with shorter hair but a cheerful attitude in a new picture being shared by her fanpages online.

The new photo seems to have been clicked on the same day as the recent one she shared with her son, Ranveer. She is seen in the same blue and grey striped T-shirt and her hair much shorter than before. The actor had earlier revealed that she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer that has metasised and is undergoing treatment in New York.

She is such a brave soul - Sonali Bendre is a true inspiration for us all.

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Sonali wrote in a post shared on Thursday on how she revealed her cancer diagnosis to her son. She advised other parents to tell their children of what has happened and what is to come rather than have them waiting on the sidelines.

Here is her full post:

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

Sonali is taking on one day at a time to fight her disease. “Each day comes with its own challenges and victories and so for now, I’m taking this #OneDayAtATime. The only thing I’m trying to be consistent about is maintaining a positive outlook... literally #SwitchOnTheSunshine - it’s my way of dealing with this. Sharing my journey is also part of this process... I can only hope it reminds you that all is not lost and that someone, somewhere understands what you’re going through.”

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First Published: Jul 20, 2018 12:41 IST