Sonali Bendre, known for her girl next door roles in films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Sarfarosh, Major Saab etc, revealed recently that she was diagnosed with high grade cancer. She revealed after the unexpected diagnosis, they decided to take swift and immediate action and headed to New York for the treatment. Upon reaching NYC, the actress decided to chop off her hair and undergo the treatment.
Now, Sonali Bendre shared a heartwarming post about her son Ranveer Behl and how he has become the ray of sunshine during her cancer battle. The actress narrated that while they have protected their son from everything, their dilemma was to how they would break the news of her illness. “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,” she wrote in her post.
Sonali Bendre further added, “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.”
Sonali Bendre, who was judging the reality show India’s Best Dramebaaz, left the show. Actress Huma Qureshi has stepped in and replaced the actress.