Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with a ‘high-grade cancer’ and is undergoing treatment in New York. Her family is standing strong beside her and she hasn’t let lose the smile on her face.

A few days back, Sonali took to Instagram and shared a video of her getting a haircut as her husband stood nearby. She sported short hair as she prepares herself to take cancer head-on.

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And today (July 19), Sonali took to Instagram and shared a picture with her son Ranveer. She also posted a lengthy and heartfelt message. “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.”

Bendre went on to reveal that why it is important to share the news with your kids. She wrote, “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.” Read the full post here.

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

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On 10 July, Sonali Bendre broke the news of she being diagnosed with cancer on social media.