Just after Irfan Khan left Bollywood and fans shocked with his cancer news, it is the talented Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre who has been diagnosed with cancer.

On Wednesday, actress Sonali Bendre gave an official statement revealing that she is suffering from high-grade cancer that has metastasized. She added that her family has been with her throughout the process. She is currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York.

Sonali Bendre, 43, shared a lengthy note on Instagram and Twitter which says, “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.

The news shocked Bollywood and her fans as wishes of speedy recovery poured in to support her. Here are a few Twitter and Instagram reactions:

Sonali Bendre is married to producer Goldie Behl. They have a 13-year-old son named Ranveer. Sarfarosh, Hum Saath-Saath Hai, Major Saab are her few popular movies. The actress was last seen in a cameo role in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara.

Team Dopewope wishes Sonali a speedy recovery and a hell lot of strength!

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