Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre diagnosed with cancer

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Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre in a Twitter post on Wednesday revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

Sonali, popular for her roles in films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Sarfarosh, Kal Ho Na Ho, wrote “Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastasized, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them.”

“There is no better way to tackle this than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head-on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me,” she wrote further.

Sonali was recently replaced by Huma Qureshi as the judge of the popular TV show India’s Best Draamebaaz, due to her ill health.

The actor is married to film director Goldie Behl with whom she has a son, Ranveer.

Support for Sonali poured in from the entertainment industry with the likes of Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor wishing her good health.

Wishing the actor a speedy recovery.