The battle with cancer is definitely not an easy one. It was just a week ago that the Bollywood industry was shaken by the saddening news of actress Sonali Bendre Behl being diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Sonali’s Instagram post was a study in strength in which she says that she is taking one day at a time even as every minute comes with its own challenges and victories. She also shared a new photo in which she has a short hairdo, something Sonali has never sported before.
In the words of my favourite author Isabel Allende, “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” 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. 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. 🤞🌞 Thank you @tomoarakawa for making this a chic transition from long to short!
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You will be touched after seeing Sonali Bendre’s post on her Instagram but you will equally also be happy to see her smile, laugh, love. Sonali, you inspire us to fight and stay positive no matter how difficult the circumstance is. Check out her post below and tell us if you don’t feel the same about this beautiful soul.
She begins her post by quoting Isabel Allende, who she says is her favorite author. The quote reads: “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.”
The quote is testament to the fact that the people who are undergoing cancer treatment or treatment for any other deadly disease exhibit strength beyond words. The same kind of strength was seen in actor Irfan Khan’s statement, who is currently undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumor.
Sonali is currently in New York with her husband and son. She’s being treated at one of the best cancer specialist and with a positive attitude like this, we see no reason why she won’t emerge victorious in this battle for life. Much love to you Sonali!