Bollywood woke up to a shocking news on Wednesday (May 4) with actress Sonali Bendre sharing on Twitter that she has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer and that she is in New York now for treatment.
The tweet read: “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with 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.”
Bollywood stars such as Karan Johar, Neha Dhupia and Arjun Kapoor among others came out to appreciate her will and determination to fight the disease and hoped for her speedy recovery.
Godspeed ,love and strength to a true fighter and a solid soul!!!❤❤❤ https://t.co/fvUOpD9ubW
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 4, 2018
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) July 4, 2018
Fight that bastard Sonali don’t let it win !!! https://t.co/MW8xFb8JTz
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) July 4, 2018
You are a fighter, always have been! Sending you all our love & support @iamsonalibendre! Hoping to see you fit and fine super soon!
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) July 4, 2018
Dear Sonali, sending you lots of positivity and prayers for this fight of yours. I Salute your spirit and pray that all goes well.. good willing all will be okay. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/x90SaKyrhV
— Aftab Shivdasani (@AftabShivdasani) July 4, 2018
Vivek Anand Oberoi
You are one of the strongest women I know! I admire &respect how u always stood ur ground in the face of adversity…and won! A WonderWoman who does it all-actor,author,mom,wife! An inspiration 2so many!Cancer will surely lose this fight! Our Love & Prayers are with u always! https://t.co/EPtrOsH0Xa
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) July 4, 2018
Wishing you a speedy recovery ma’am. Sending you all my love and prayers.
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) July 4, 2018
Dearest dearest one, remember you always with a girl wit so much strength n will power!!!! Loads of prayers fr you!!! Get well real soon !!!! Big big hug https://t.co/SdkJL1N9jj
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) July 4, 2018
Sonali Bendre was judging a TV programme India’s Best Dramebaaz and she recently left the reality show, citing personal problems. She has been replaced with Huma Qureshi on the show.