Sonali Bendre on Monday arrived in Mumbai after putting up a brave fight against metastatic cancer for months in New York.
The actress is known for films like Sarfarosh, Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Duplicate was beaming with joy, flashed smiles, gave a thumbs up and joined her hands in reverence for all the love as she landed at her home ground.
She arrived in Mumbai in an all-black look and flaunted her shaved head with as much confidence and bravado as she has been showcasing to her fans via social media. She was joined by her film producer husband Goldie Behl.
Bendre’s husband said that her treatment has ended for now, but the battle still continues and she will have to go for regular check-ups.
“Sonali is doing good. She is back for good. She is recovering very well. For now, treatment has ended. But the disease can come back so regular checkups will be done,” he said while talking to the reporters.
Before departing from New York, Sonali posted a picture on her Instagram flaunting a casual white tracksuit. Clearly, Sonali was excited to be back in Mumbai — where her heart is — for a “happy interval”.\
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.”
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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…”
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.