Sonali Bendre says diagnosed with high grade cancer

Sonali Bendre Photo: Twitter @iamsonalibendre
Sonali Bendre Photo: Twitter @iamsonalibendre
Well-known Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre Behl has said that she has been diagnosed with a high-grade cancer and that she is undergoing medical treatment in New York.
"Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently  been diagnosed with a high-grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming," the actress said in a post on micro-blogging site Twitter.
"A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providng the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them," she said.
Sonali, 43, said there was no better way to tackle the situation than to take swift and immedite 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 added.
Sonali started out as a model and made her film debut in 1994 in Aag opposite Govinda. Among her other movies are Diljale, Bhai, Sarfarosh, Zakhm, Duplicate, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Anahat. 
In recent years, she has appeared as a judge on television shows, including Indian Idol on Sony. 
She got married to filmmaker Goldie Behl in 2002 and the couple has a son. Sonali took a break from films for some years before acting in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! as her comeback movie.
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