On her fight with Cancer, Sonali Bendre cuts-off her hair before starting her treatment

Sonali Bendre's recent announcement about suffering from an advanded stage of cancer stunned everyone - from her fans to her colleagues and industry friends.

The actress, who was presently busy with shooting for India's Best Dramebaaz, took to Instagram to reveal the extent of her illness and how finding out about the malignancy took her by surprise and showed how uncertain life can be.

"Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball." - she wrote.

Sonali's revelation was met with countless well-wishes from her friends and admirers, which also included former cancer survivors - Manisha Koirala and Lisa Ray, who reached out to the actress to give her some moral support.

Before commencing her treatment of the disease, the actress and reality show judge decided to chop-off her hair to a shorter length - perhaps to prepare herself with the changes that are about to come.

Sonali, shared a couple of images and a short video on her IG handle which featured her letting go off her hair, in a heartwarming moment.

She also posted an inspiration message along with it, extending her gratitude to those who have reached out to her during this time.

"In the words of my favorite 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.”," - she wrote.

"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."

Sonali further added:

"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."

Wishing you luck and sending you positive vibes as you take on the journey to fight the disease.

Get well soon, Sonali Bendre.

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