ये तो आप जानते ही होंगे कि अदाकारा, सोनाली बेंद्रे कैंसर से जूझ रही हैं. ऐसी हालत में किसी भी इंसान की ज़िंदादिली जवाब दे सकती है, लेकिन अगर जीने का जज़्बा हो तो, मुस्कुराने से कोई नहीं रोक सकता.

This is me. And in this moment, I am really happy. People give me strange looks when I say that now, but it’s true and I’ll tell you why. I am now paying attention to every moment, looking for every opportunity to find joy and #SwitchOnTheSunshine. Yes, there are moments of pain and low energy, but I am doing what I like, spending time with people I love, and feeling very loved and happy. I am extremely grateful to my friends, my pillars of strength, who at a moment’s notice, arrived to be with me and help me through this. In between their busy schedules they find time to visit, call, message, FaceTime… basically never leaving a moment for me to feel alone. Thank you for showing me what true friendship is. #HappyFriendshipDay, ladies. Blessed to have you all in my life (including the ones not in the picture… You know who you are) @gayatrioberoi @suzkr P.S. Nowadays I spend far less time getting ready because I don’t have to fuss over my hair! 😜#BaldIsBeautiful #FindThePositive #OneDayAtATime Picture credit: @hrithikroshan

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‘फ़्रेंडशिप डे’ के ख़ास मौके पर एक्ट्रेस सोनाली बेंद्रे ने अपने दोस्तों के साथ एक तस्वीर साझा की है, जिसमें वो बेहद ख़ुश नज़र आ रही हैं. गायत्री जोशी और सुजै़न खान के साथ सोनाली की ये ख़ूबसूरत तस्वीर एक्टर ऋतिक रौशन ने क्लिक की है. तीनों ही किसी रेस्टोरेंट के बाहर पड़ी बेंच पर बैठी, हंसती-मुस्कुराती नज़र आ रही हैं.

From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and wellbeing have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him. As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do! I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It’s important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime

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इसके अलावा पहली बार एक्ट्रेस का Bald लुक भी सामने आया है, जिसमें उन्होंने काले रंग के कपड़े पहने हुए हैं. सोशल मीडिया पर फ़ोटो शेयर करते हुए सोनाली ने लिखा, ‘इस क्षण में मैं ख़ुश हूं. बुरे वक़्त में मेरे करीबी लोगों ने मुझे मज़बूत बनाया. मैं ख़ुश रहने का हर मौका तलाश रही हूं.’

आगे वो लिखती हैं, ‘हां, कई पल दर्द वाले होते हैं, लेकिन मैं वो कर रही हूं, जो मैं चाहती हूं. और वो है, अपने करीबियों के साथ वक़्त बिताना. मुझे सच्ची दोस्ती दिखाने के लिए शुक्रिया.’ Happy Friendship Day, Ladies!

सोनाली ने आगे पोस्ट में बताया कि आज-कल मैं उन लोगों के साथ समय बिता रही हूं, जिन्हें मैं प्यार करती हूं. मैं उन दोस्तों की आभारी हूं, जो बिज़ी होने के बाद भी समय निकाल कर मुझसे मिलने आये, मुझे कॉल और मैसेज किया, साथ ही कठिन समय में पिलर की तरह मेरा सहारा बने. इन लोगों ने मुझे एक पल के लिए भी अकेला नहीं छोड़ा.

In the words of my favourite author Isabel Allende, “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” The outpouring of love I’ve received in the last few days has been so overwhelming… and I’m especially grateful to those of you who shared stories of your experiences in dealing with cancer, whether it was your own or of loved ones. Your stories have given me an extra dosage of strength and courage, and more importantly, the knowledge that I’m not alone. Each day comes with its own challenges and victories and so for now, I’m taking this #OneDayAtATime. The only thing I’m trying to be consistent about is maintaining a positive outlook… literally #SwitchOnTheSunshine – it’s my way of dealing with this. Sharing my journey is also part of this process… I can only hope it reminds you that all is not lost and that someone, somewhere understands what you’re going through. 🤞🌞 Thank you @tomoarakawa for making this a chic transition from long to short!

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बॉलीवुड एक्ट्रेस सोनाली बेंद्रे इन दिनों न्यूयॉर्क में Metastatic Cancer का इलाज करवा रही हैं. वहीं बीते गुरुवार को उनके पति गोल्डी बहल ने भी एक्ट्रेस के शुभचिंतकों का शुक्रिया अदा करते हुए, सोनाली की हालत को स्थिर बताया था.

Happy Friendship Day! सोनाली आपकी ये पॉज़िटिविटी देख कर अच्छा लगा.