Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre, who was undergoing treatment for a ‘high grade cancer’, in New York, has returned to Mumbai. She greeted everyone with a smile. Video clips show her exiting the airport, accompanied by her husband Goldie Behl and others. She sports her bald look and can be seen in a heavy overcoat. Speaking to media, Goldie said that Sonali is fine now and that she is recovering well.
“Thank you. After six months, I would like to mention that Sonali is doing fine and is recovering well. I want to thank all her fans and well-wishers, whose love, prayers and support have been critical to her path to good health.”, he added.
Ever since she made the announcement about her disease, Sonali has been quite active on social media. Earlier in the day, Sonali had announced on Instagram that she is returning to Mumbai for a short break. However, she added that the fight cancer was from over.
She wrote, “They say, ‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder’. It sure does. But let’s never underestimate what distance teaches you. Being away from home in the city of New York, I realized I was walking amongst so many stories. Each trying to write their own chapter in different ways. Each struggling to do it but never giving up. Each taking it #OneDayAtATime.
Sonali has written about her struggles in previous posts detailing how painful the experience has been. There had been times when she didn’t have the strength to lift a finger. At other times, she had also written about not wanting to give up. Sharing a photo of herself without any hair and applying koel (kajal), she had written: “There have been days when I’ve been so exhausted and in so much pain that even lifting a finger hurt.”