Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre who documented her battle with cancer on social media shared a picture on Instagram from her recent photo-shoot, wherein she defined her 'new normal' as the 'almost bald head, barely any make-up and huge-scar'. She further captioned the picture as,
"Of course, I had my reservations, and, if I dare say, insecurities... but before I knew it, I was standing in front of the camera, ready to uncover my new reality. The icing on the cake was the fact that I needed one-third of the time for hair and make-up. So, I closed my eyes and jumped into it, full throttle, and this is the result .... If there's a piece of advice I can give you all after this, it would be to 'Find your new normal'. It's very liberating."
In July 2018, the actress had announced that she was diagnosed with cancer and was being treated in the U.S. Post her treatment, Bendre returned to India in December 2018 saying that she is on a 'break' and her 'treatment was over for now'.
Here's the picture!
Ever since the picture has been posted, it has been widely appreciated and lauded by the netizens, with fans calling the actress 'inspiring and beautiful'.
Read some of the reactions below:
In her first social media post after the diagnosis, a few days later she had shown how 'bald is beautiful' in a snap with close friends Sussanne Khan and ‘Swades’ actress Gayatri Joshi
Sonali Bendre has had quite a rough 2018, as she was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer during that time. But, the actress remained strong and fought her battles, regardless of all odds. Her positivity and undying spirit in such a trying situation have influenced many on the internet.
She often posts happy pictures of herself with long inspirational messages to keep her fans updated about her health with regular posts. She has been visited by many of her Bollywood colleagues including Priyanka Chopra and Anupam Kher among others.
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