Sonali Bendre shows off her cancer surgery scar: Ready to uncover my new reality

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Sonali Bendre shares photo of her cancer surgery scar
Sonali Bendre shares photo of her cancer surgery scar

New Delhi : Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with high-grade cancer in July 2018. She then went to US for treatment and after a long fight with this life-threatening disease, she is back to India.

Sonali Bendre is an inspiration for all of us. Instead of breaking down, she fought with cancer and informed her fans everything about her life. She became the narrator of her own story which in turn gave strength and motivation to many people suffering from deadly diseases.

Lately, Sonali took to Instagram to share her picture, showing off her 20-inch scar from her cancer surgery.

Sharing the picture, the actress wrote, "The idea was almost preposterous. An almost bald head, barely any make-up and a huge scar was not the norm for @vogueindia. But, I guess that's my new normal. Of course I had my reservations, and, if I dare say, insecurities - but a candid conversation with the lovely ladies @priya_tanna and @anaitashroffadajania cleared my doubts. And before I knew it, I was standing in front of the camera, ready to uncover my new reality."

She went on to add, "The icing on the cake was the fact that I needed one-third of the time for hair and make-up. So I closed my eyes and jumped into it, full throttle, and this is the result. Thank you, @meghamahindru for telling my story; and thank you @ridburman for understanding my story and saying it so beautifully through your lens. If there's a piece of advice I can give you all after this, it would be to 'Find your new normal'. It's very liberating."

Sonali attended the India Today Conclave 2019 where she opened up on her fight with cancer.

She said, "I kept thinking what did I do wrong. I realised that we have done nothing wrong if we have got this disease. Every cancer is different. The symptoms and treatments are different and every human body deals with it differently. There are no formulas to it. That, I think, was the biggest takeaway for me. I don't know why people hide it and don't talk about it. As soon as I put that post out which was basically because I didn't want rumours or distortion, the response was so overwhelming."