With positive hashtags like #Switchonthesunshine and #Onedayatatime as a part of her coping mechanism, actress Sonali Bendre has taught not just fans but people across the Internet world and those suffering from cancer, how to successfully stand your fort in a crisis whether it be an emotional or physical one and to make the most of each day. Diagnosed with high-grade cancer last year, Sonali steps up her inspiration quotient every single day. Her recent photoshoot for a magazine is an added proof of her steel grit and sheer positivity, even as she goes around now without a woman’s major beauty asset (or so many would like to believe) – the luscious tresses.

Speaking to Vogue India post the shoot for their magazine cover, Sonali, who landed her first movie through Parachute hair oil commercial and has “probably endorsed every haircare brand there is in India,” spoke about her initial inhibitions. She shared, “My instinct was to wear a cap, a scarf or a wig—but these things are so ugly. I knew that if I had to accept it [going bald], I had to put a picture out there. Because once you share it on social media, you can feel the release.”

Putting out her valour in a descriptive post, Vogue shared a series of pictures from the photoshoot and captioned it as, ““I’m okay with it now… I don’t even miss it,” says Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) as she runs her hand neck upwards. “Yet it [my hair] was the be-all, end-all of my life. It was this stupid thing that I was hanging on to,” she shares. “My instinct was to wear a cap, a scarf or a wig—but these things are so ugly. I knew that if I had to accept it [going bald], I had to put a picture out there. Because once you share it on social media, you can feel the release.” Head to the link in our bio to read how she emerged stronger with a little help from family, friends and fans. Styled by: Anaita Shroff Adajania (@anaitashroffadajania) Photographed by: R Burman (@ridburman)” (sic).

In the shared pictures, Sonali was seen donning a cream-coloured sweater paired with a crisp white shirt and a broad headband, all from Prada. She completed the casual look with a neck piece from Cornelia Webb.

 
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“I’m okay with it now… I don’t even miss it,” says Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) as she runs her hand neck upwards. “Yet it [my hair] was the be-all, end-all of my life. It was this stupid thing that I was hanging on to,” she shares. “My instinct was to wear a cap, a scarf or a wig—but these things are so ugly. I knew that if I had to accept it [going bald], I had to put a picture out there. Because once you share it on social media, you can feel the release.” Head to the link in our bio to read how she emerged stronger with a little help from family, friends and fans. Styled by: Anaita Shroff Adajania (@anaitashroffadajania) Photographed by: R Burman (@ridburman)

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Sonali Bendre flaunting her 20-inch long scar for a magazine cover shoot (Photo Courtesy: Instagram/@pkglifestyle)

From all the posts that Sonali puts out on her Instagram handle, it looks like nothing will stop her from living life to the fullest, which is something of an inspiration. After a sabbatical, she is finally back on movie sets and is doing what she loves the most. The actress had earlier shared an emotional post to inform that she had returned to work and called it a surreal feeling.