Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre Behl has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer. The actress is currently undergoing treatment for the same in New York. The news came as a shock not just to us, also to Bollywood celebrities, who are wishing the actress a speedy recovery on Twitter. B-Town celebrities including, Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Manish Malhotra, Aftab Shivdasani, and model Sophie Choudry among other have sent their love, support and prayers to her on the micro-blogging site.

Sonali’s dear friend KJo tweeted, “Godspeed, love and strength to a true fighter and a solid soul!!!” While Arjun Kapoor wrote, “Fight that bastard Sonali don’t let it win !!!.” While extending her support, Illeana tweeted, “Sending you strength and love!.” For the unversed, the Sarfarosh actress has released an official statement about her condition on her social media handles. The statement read, “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a 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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The statement further read, “There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head-on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.”