Sonali Bendre on her son’s 13th birthday: It’s the first one that we’re not together; I miss you terribly
Sonali Bendre is currently battling metastatic cancer and is in the US for treatment. Today, it’s Sonali’s son’s 13th birthday and she is not with him. She shared a beautiful video with pictures of Sonali with her son. She wrote, “Ranveeeeer! My sun, my moon, my stars, my sky… Okay, maybe I’m being a bit melodramatic, but your 13th birthday deserves this. Wow, you’re a teenager now… Will need some time to wrap my head around that fact. I can’t tell you enough how proud I am of you… Your wit, your humour, your strength, your kindness, and even your mischief. Happy happy birthday, my not-so-little one. It’s the first one that we’re not together… I miss you terribly. Lots and lots of love always and forever…. biiiiig hug! @rockbehl.”
Sonali meanwhile is undergoing treatment in the US. “Thank you all for the love and support for Sonali… she is stable and is following her treatment without any complications. This is a long journey but we have begun positively,” Goldie informed Sonali’s fans in a tweet on August 2. The 43-year-old actress has been sharing snippets from her journey of fighting her ‘high-grade cancer’. It was last month that Sonali took to social media to break the news of her cancer.
“Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a 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,” wrote Bendre.
Over the past month, Sonali has taken to social media to post photos and videos of how she is ‘switching on the sunshine’. On the occasion of Friendship Day, Sonali took to her Instagram page and posted a photo posing with her close friends Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Oberoi. In the photo, Sonali is seen gone all bald but still looking stylish as ever.
A few days ago, Sonali Bendre thanked all her fans and admirers for their wishes, prayers and for sharing their stories.
She shared, “The outpouring of love I’ve received in the last few days has been so overwhelming… and I’m especially grateful to those of you who shared stories of your experiences in dealing with cancer, whether it was your own or of loved ones. Your stories have given me an extra dosage of strength and courage, and more importantly, the knowledge that I’m not alone.”