Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with a high-grade metastatic cancer last year, but she has refused to bow before her illness and continues to fight the tough fight. The actress, who is currently in India as she takes a small break from her treatment, recently got candid about her journey as a cancer patient. Sonali revealed that when she broke the news about her cancer on social media, she wasn't expecting that so many people would write to her about their own experience with the disease. She said it did two things for her, firstly, it made her realise she's not alone and that this is rampant, and secondly, it gave her a lot of strength and hope. Furthermore, Sonali said she kept reminding herself daily that she did not want to die. She also added that she'll never want to play the role of a cancer survivor on-screen, as it's all too painful for her. Moreover, the actress feels there's so much to her than just being a cancer survivor. She said, 'It is not a badge I want to wear and move around. The only reason I talk about it is that nobody discusses it.'
Published On: Apr 24, 2019