Sonali Bendre is currently undergoing a cancer treatment in the US. Many Bollywood celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Sussanne Khan has paid her a visit and updated her fans about her health. The latest celeb who met the actress in New York is actress Namrata Shirodkar. Also Read - Indian-American Scientist Rajiv Joshi Wins 'Inventor Of The Year' Award In New York
Namrata who is currently on a vacation with her two children – Gautham Ghattamaneni and Sitara and husband Mahesh Babu decided to meet Sonali. The two ladies had a good time together and Namrata was all praises for her undying spirit and courage. Also Read - Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 5.4 Million, Death Toll Climbs to 3,45,000; US Remains Worst-hit
She spoke to Deccan Chronical about Sonali Bendre and her health. She said, “She is a strong girl. She looks amazingly fit and ready to get back to normal life. I had such a lovely time with her. We discussed so many things. She told me the entire story of her illness and what gives her the strength, and I told her that she’s always in my prayers.” Also Read - COVID-19: Political Virus Spreading in US to Discredit China, Says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
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“I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.” – Cheryl Strayed, Wild. Over the past couple of months, I have had good days and bad ones. There have been days when I’ve been so exhausted and in so much pain that even lifting a finger hurt. I feel like sometimes it’s a cycle… one that starts off with physical pain and leads to mental and emotional pain. The bad days have been many… Post chemo, post-surgery and the like… where even just laughing hurts. Sometimes it felt like it took everything I’ve had to push past it… a minute to minute battle with myself. I got through it knowing that even though I was fighting a long drawn out, draining battle… it was one that was worth the fight. It’s important to remember that we’re allowed to have those bad days. Forcing yourself to be happy and cheerful all the time serves no purpose. Who are we being fake and putting on an act for? I allowed myself to cry, to feel the pain, to indulge in self-pity… for a short while. Only you know what you’re going through and it is fine to accept it. Emotions aren’t wrong. Feeling negative emotions isn’t wrong. But after a point, identify it, recognize it and refuse to let it control your life. It takes an immense amount of self-care to get out of that zone. Sleep always helps, or having my favourite smoothie after chemo, or just talking to my son. For now, as my treatment continues… my visual focus remains to just get better and get back home. It’s yet another test… Student all my life… Learning all my life… #OneDayAtATime 📷: @srishtibehlarya
Namrata also said that she wishes to meet Sonali again and the next time they meet, they will go for a walk in Central Park. Talking about meeting Sonali’s family, she said she intended to meet her son Ranveer and husband Goldie but couldn’t as they were out of New York for two days.
Recently, the actress met veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. The actor is in the US for his treatment.
Anupam Kher also met Sonali and shared pictures on social media. He tweeted, “The elegance under pressure is the result of fearlessness.” It was so wonderful & refreshing to have dinner with the most beautiful, inspirational & courageous @iamsonalibendre along with the compassionate @GOLDIEBEHL & ever smiling Rupa. #DeliciousFood #RichConversations #NYC.”
Sonali left everyone in shock when she announced on social media that she has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing the treatment in New York.