Sonali Bendre, who is currently undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer, has sent out her good wishes to the team of the reality show “India’s Best Dramebaaz” ahead of its finale.
The actor, who was a part of the judges panel in the show along with Vivek Oberoi and Umang Kumar, was replaced by Huma Qureshi after Sonali had to leave for New York following her cancer diagnosis.
Keeping tuned to the show, Sonali in an emotional video message said, “Hi everyone. I am so happy to see all the kids doing so well on the show. I am missing the entire team of ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’ so much. I wish I could just be there with all of you. Vivek keeps sending me the messages of the kids all the time and they’re all so sweet, it makes me cry.”
Thanking Huma Qureshi, who stepped into her shoes, she added, “I want to thank Huma from the bottom of my heart for stepping in at the last minute. It means a lot. For Shantanu, I just want to say that I was so excited to work with you after so many years, but it had to end this way. I miss everyone a lot.
“But I promise I will come back soon. I just want to tell something to all the finalists, some will lose and one will win, but everyone is wonderful and all of you have learned a lot in this entire journey which will help everyone a lot in the future.”
The reality show is a talent search for children where they are judged for their acting capabilities.
The finale will be aired on October 7.