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.”

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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.

Karan Johar

Neha Dhupia 

Arjun Kapoor

Anil Kapoor

Aftab Shivdasani


Vivek Anand Oberoi


Rajkummar Rao


Divya Dutta


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.