Actress SOnali Bendre who was a big shot star in the 90’s shocked everyone last year with her big revelation related to her health condition. The diva was diagnosed with high grade cancer and after a log battle, she was finally cured. Recently, she spoke about her battle, she said: “It was a different phase in my life. My husband and I say BC and AC, before cancer and after cancer. It is like a different lifetime. I did not look at what was happening to me. I did not ask too many questions. Probably as women, we are taught that ‘sehen-shakti acchhi baat hoti hai’ (it is good to have a will power and tolerate pain). We have to be tough and endure pain. We are told that we have to bear a child, so we have to bear pain. We are all told this and so we kind of internalize that. You tell yourselves that we can bear the pain and go on.”
Sonali revelaed that it was indeed very difficult for her to stand against the disease; time and again many horrendous thoughts came in her mind but she managed to afloat through these thoughts to emerge as a winner.
She commented: “I kept telling myself that I am putting in an eighteen-hour day, so obviously I am fine. And now that I look back, I ask myself – How did I do that? Then the question is – Why did I put up with this pain? What was I waiting for? For me to collapse and understand what my body was trying to tell me? So, it comes down to the fact that my body was giving me signals, but I was not looking at it as I should have.”
Now, the lady is all fit and fine and is busy inspiring people who are facing the struggle that she faced.
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