Sonali Bendre is back in Mumbai, after spending a couple of months in New York, Thanks to the social media, we were fairly updated with Sonali’s whereabouts, health condition and all the B-town visitors going to meet the actress.
On July 4, Sonali shocked the nation and her million fans when she announced on social media that she has been diagnosed with ‘high-grade cancer that has metastasized’.
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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. And now I'm on my way back to where my heart is. It's a feeling I can't describe in words but I'm going to try – it's the joy to see my family and friends again, the excitement to do what I love and mainly the gratitude for the journey I've had up until this moment. The fight is not yet over…but I'm happy and looking forward to this happy interval 🙂 It's time to learn that there is a new normal out there and I can't wait to embrace it and #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #NowPlaying #AdventureOfALifeTime🎵 And as my adventure with life continues these words by Chris Martin hit home, "Everything you want is a dream away. Under this pressure, under this weight We are diamonds taking shape…"
Next, we were informed that she is in the USA with hubby Goldie Behl. From BFF’s Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Joshi going to NYC to meet Sonali to having an outing with Rishi Kapoor and family, an all-girls outing with Priyanka Chopra to celebrating Diwali away from home, this diva made sure she had us all in the loop.
Sonali Bendre posted a heartfelt message for her sister, Rupa Tai. Along with a series of pictures with her elder sister, Sonali’s caption summed up her journey in NYC.
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"An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counselor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too. – Pam Brown" Rupa Tai has been all this and more. She dropped everything in a heartbeat to be with me on this journey. She has been my rock…my person… Rupa Tai was involved in my journey from when I was diagnosed to the time I was deciding the course of treatment to packing her bags and coming with me to New York. She was there from get-go. Her transition from one role to another was seamless. A dictator when I needed to eat right or take my meds or an empathetic counselor alternating between giving advice and offering silent support when all I needed was to be alone with my thoughts. She was around. She was with me and by me, at all times. Sisters share a special relationship. We are literally an extension of each other. For bad days, her presence did the trick and the good days…well, it just got better! We have now returned home – to our respective families and lives, but us together in New York for those 6 months…I am forever indebted… #SwitchOnTheSunshine #OneDayAtATime @ranadiverupa
The Duplicate actress wrote, “She dropped everything in a heartbeat to be with me on this journey. She has been my rock… my person.. Rupa Tai was involved in my journey from when I was diagnosed to the time I was deciding the course of treatment to packing her bags and coming with me to New York.
She was there from get-go,” As soon as Sonali posted this message on Instagram, all of Sonali’s friends thanked Rupa Tai for her immense support. While Sussanne wrote, ‘Love rupa tai she is a rock’, Patralekhaa wrote, ‘Sisters are the best’, and Gayatri wrote, ‘Rupatai…her beautiful smile and strength, she has so sensibly and sensitively carried you through this period,’ and we could only nod in agreement.
After coming back to India, actress and cancer survivor Manisha Koirala took to Twitter to welcome Sonali home with a heartfelt message, and recently, we had spotted Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Joshi paying a visit to Sonali at her residence in Mumbai.