Actress Sonali Bendre has opened up on her fight against cancer once again. It’s been around eight months since the actress announced that she has got the big C in her life. In her latest interview with a news channel, Sonali revealed how it was her husband, producer Goldie Behl, who planned things for her even when she was unsure of the steps to be taken ahead. Sonali said it was in New York when they discovered that she had only 30 per cent chances of the survival and it was a stage IV cancer.
The actress said she never wanted to go to New York for the treatment and kept nudging her husband over his decision of taking her to NY. She revealed Goldie was quite insistent and she kept telling him that India has good doctors, that there was no need to move to another city for treatment.
In her chat with News18, she said, “I didn’t want to go to New York. It was my husband who wanted to go. And I fought with him all through the flight. ‘Why are you doing this? We have good doctors here. Why are you taking me away?’ My home, my life… in three days, we literally just packed and left and, I don’t know, what was happening. I was like let’s, at least, speak to the doctors here and he was just quiet through the whole thing and focussed. In the day, he was organising and, in the night, as New York was wake; so he was organising, so day and night–he was at that. So I got him and actually cribbed about the whole thing, on the flight. Through the flight, I have cribbed; I was really venting.”
Sonali added, “I land in New York and the next day, we go to the doctor. He looks at everything and we had sent all our tests and he says, you know, it is the fourth stage and you have a 30% chance of survival. That really hit me; I just turned to Goldie and I remember saying: ‘Thank God, you got me here’. Goldie always says that ‘tomorrow I’d rather feel I over-reacted, over-spent than under-reacted and have that regret that I should have done that’. There was no time for it and we were not told that it was the fourth stage but Goldie had started reading about it and he was suspecting it.”
Sonali landed back to India in December last year and has shown tremendous courage all throughout her difficult journey. She has been making various posts on social media to let her fans know she is not giving up. Each post she made about cancer, Sonali made sure she is inspiring many with her battle against the illness. She has also done a photoshoot recently revealing the scars on her body emerged due to the treatment. Sonali has embraced these scars as proof of her fight.